Salary for Architects (not including Landscape and Naval)

Also known as:  Building Architect, Building Architectural Designer, Structural Architect

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Architects design and plan public and private structures. They take into account the end purpose of the space, and the space required. While responsible for incorporating some engineering details into the design, the primary function of an architect is to create an aesthetically pleasing environment that conforms to a client's desires. They may take into account the function and appearance of specific materials, lighting, color, equipment costs, and construction time when developing a design, and often visit construction sites during the building process to ensure compliance with the original plans. Architects may also handle contracts with building contractors. Post-secondary degrees are required for this occupation. Additional licensing requirements may exist, and knowledge of industry computer programs is compulsory. Salaries range from $60,000-$80,000, although well-known architects may easily earn more than this.

An Architect receives a pay level that can range from 56000 to 84000 based on experience and education levels. Architects, Except Landscape and Naval receive a salary of Seventy Eight Thousand Four Hundred dollars yearly.

Architects, Except Landscape and Naval can obtain the highest compensation in Vermont, where they receive wages of near $95840. These professionals are compensated at the highest average salary in Finance and Insurance, where they receive pay of $106820.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 18.31 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Architects (not including Landscape and Naval) tend to make the most in the following industries
Information $106,820
Finance and Insurance $95,000
Transportation and Warehousing $89,270
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $86,420
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $85,160
Management of Companies and Enterprises $84,380
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Manufacturing $67,920
Wholesale Trade $68,910
Retail Trade $75,480
Educational Services $77,530
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $78,160
Health Care and Social Assistance $79,420
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