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Architect salary in United States

How much does an Architect make in the United States?

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The average salary for a architect is $86,950 per year in the United States. 2.5k salaries reported, updated at August 6, 2022.

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Top companies for Architects in United States

    251 reviews18 salaries reported
    $147,786per year
  2. $144,158per year
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Highest paying cities for Architects in United States

  1. Washington, DC
    $115,300 per year
    45 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $112,934 per year
    29 salaries reported
  3. Minneapolis, MN
    $111,919 per year
    12 salaries reported
  1. Orlando, FL
    $107,486 per year
    14 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $102,694 per year
    19 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $99,001 per year
    42 salaries reported
  1. Denver, CO
    $96,018 per year
    76 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $91,987 per year
    137 salaries reported
  3. Plano, TX
    $91,486 per year
    5 salaries reported
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Where can an Architect earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Architects

Most recommended skill

Communication Skillsearn +25.34% more

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 65725.93% since 2018. Architects with this skill earn +25.34% more than the average base salary, which is $86,950 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20131increase by 1
20144increase by 300.00%
20153decrease by 25.00%
20164increase by 33.33%
201710increase by 150.00%
201854increase by 440.00%
201935546increase by 65725.93%

Top companies hiring Architects with the recommended skill

CNA International IT
FedEx Freight
Mayo Clinic
BSPARK Architecture
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Top certifications

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top CertificationsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
33 jobs41
17 jobs21
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Most common benefits for Architects

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 287 ratings

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

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Architectural Technician

898 job openings

Average $55,962 per year

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Common questions about salaries for an Architect

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If you're unsure about what salary is appropriate for an architect, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry, and experience.

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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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How much do similar professions to architect get paid?

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