How much does an Architect make in the United States?

2.1k salaries reported, updated at May 13, 2021
$106,737
per year

The average salary for a architect is $106,737 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Stock options
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • 401(k)
  • Family leave
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for architects

Most recommended certification

CCIE

The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 71.63% since 2018. Architects with this certification earn +53.65% more than the average base salary, which is $106,737 per year.

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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REST
+16.63%
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Web Services
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SSO
+24.55%
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Adobe Marketing
+22.40%
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Most common benefits for Architects

  • Stock options
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • 401(k)
  • Family leave
  • AD&D insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Work from home
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

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64% of Architects in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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What kind of architect role gets the highest pay?

The following are the architect roles with the highest pay:

  • Building Architect (Commercial, Factories, Resident, Restaurants, Theatre, etc.)
  • Landscape Architect (Parks, Gardens, Playgrounds, etc.)
  • Naval Architect (Boats, Ship, Submarine, etc.)
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