The salary statistics of architects, surveyors, and cartographers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of architects, surveyors, and cartographers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of architects, surveyors, and cartographers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The architects, surveyors, and cartographers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architects, surveyors, and cartographers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) architects, surveyors, and cartographers is $118,750. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $70,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,910. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 190% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of architects, surveyors, and cartographers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of architects, surveyors, and cartographers in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for architects, surveyors, and cartographers occupations is the transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $92,820. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $49,970).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
The average annual salary of architects, surveyors, and cartographers related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.
|Occupation||Median Annual Salary|
|Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)|| |
|Architects (Except Naval)|| |
|Landscape Architects|| |
|Cartographers and Photogrammetrists|| |
|Surveyors, Cartographers, and Photogrammetrists|| |