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How much does an Architect make in California?

Average base salary
664 salaries reported, updated at Jul 01, 2020
per year
The average salary for a architect is $151,411 per year in California.
35% higher
than national average
Most common benefits
  • Stock options
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • 401(k)
  • Family leave

Where can an Architect earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for architects

Most recommended skill

Communication Skillsdimension-trending-icon

earn +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 $151,411 per year.

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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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

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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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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