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What is the average salary for Architects in the United States?

Architects earn an average hourly wage of $38.70. Hourly wages typically start from $21.61 and go up to $58.61. Architects earn an average salary of $80,490 per year. Salaries typically start from $44,940 and go up to $121,910.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Architects in the United States earn:

$58.61 an hour $121,910 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Architects in the United States earn:

$45.82 an hour $95,310 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Architects in the United States earn:

$35.83 an hour $74,520 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Architects in the United States earn:

$27.59 an hour $57,380 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Architects in the United States earn:

$21.61 an hour $44,940 per year

Historical salary for Architects in the United States

Architect salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Architect Salary in California $44.34 $92,220 # 1
Architect Salary in New Jersey $43.44 $90,350 # 2
Architect Salary in Delaware $43.12 $89,690 # 3
Architect Salary in Massachusetts $42.25 $87,880 # 4
Architect Salary in Alaska $41.87 $87,090 # 5
Architect Salary in Nevada $40.75 $84,770 # 6
Architect Salary in District of Columbia $40.73 $84,720 # 7
Architect Salary in New York $40.27 $83,760 # 8
Architect Salary in Virginia $40.10 $83,410 # 9
Architect Salary in Minnesota $39.95 $83,090 # 10
Architect Salary in Pennsylvania $39.72 $82,610 # 11
Architect Salary in New Hampshire $39.68 $82,530 # 12
Architect Salary in Maryland $39.46 $82,070 # 13
Architect Salary in Connecticut $39.23 $81,600 # 14
Architect Salary in Rhode Island $38.84 $80,780 # 15
Architect Salary in Texas $38.44 $79,960 # 16
Architect Salary in North Carolina $38.37 $79,810 # 17
Architect Salary in Ohio $37.69 $78,390 # 18
Architect Salary in Alabama $37.48 $77,970 # 19
Architect Salary in Oklahoma $37.11 $77,190 # 20
Architect Salary in Nebraska $36.98 $76,920 # 21
Architect Salary in Florida $36.61 $76,150 # 22
Architect Salary in Illinois $36.46 $75,840 # 23
Architect Salary in South Dakota $36.46 $75,830 # 24
Architect Salary in Missouri $36.16 $75,200 # 25
Architect Salary in Washington $36.11 $75,100 # 26
Architect Salary in Wyoming $36.07 $75,030 # 27
Architect Salary in Michigan $35.98 $74,840 # 28
Architect Salary in Utah $35.77 $74,390 # 29
Architect Salary in Hawaii $35.62 $74,090 # 30
Architect Salary in Louisiana $35.58 $74,010 # 31
Architect Salary in Colorado $35.42 $73,680 # 32
Architect Salary in West Virginia $35.31 $73,450 # 33
Architect Salary in Wisconsin $34.78 $72,340 # 34
Architect Salary in Indiana $34.78 $72,340 # 35
Architect Salary in South Carolina $34.55 $71,850 # 36
Architect Salary in Kentucky $34.06 $70,840 # 37
Architect Salary in Arkansas $33.27 $69,200 # 38
Architect Salary in Oregon $33.26 $69,190 # 39
Architect Salary in Iowa $33.23 $69,120 # 40
Architect Salary in Tennessee $33.16 $68,980 # 41
Architect Salary in Montana $33.12 $68,890 # 42
Architect Salary in Vermont $33.03 $68,700 # 43
Architect Salary in Maine $32.87 $68,370 # 44
Architect Salary in New Mexico $32.64 $67,880 # 45
Architect Salary in Mississippi $32.58 $67,760 # 46
Architect Salary in Idaho $32.26 $67,100 # 47
Architect Salary in Arizona $31.72 $65,980 # 48
Architect Salary in North Dakota $31.50 $65,520 # 49
Architect Salary in Kansas $31.46 $65,440 # 50
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics