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Architecture Average Salary in United States 2018

How much money does a person working in Architecture make in United States?

4,996 USD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Architecture in United States typically earns around 4,996 USD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Architecture jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Architecture Jobs Salary Distribution in United States

25% of people earn
3,333 USD
or less
50% of people earn
4,333 USD
or less
75% of people earn
6,167 USD
or less
2,000 USD
4,333 USD
12,750 USD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Architecture salaries in United States range between 2,000 USD per month (minimum salary) to 12,750 USD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,333 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Architecture are earning less than 4,333 USD while the other half are earning more than 4,333 USD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph, with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two similar values: the 25th and 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Architecture are earning less than 3,333 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,333 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Architecture are earning less than 6,167 USD while 25% of them are earning more than 6,167 USD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should I be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median, then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you. You have plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. Luckily for you, we have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Architecture Salary Trend and Forecast in United States

How are Architecture salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average Architecture salary in United States in recent years.

Average Salary 2015    =  
4,599 USD
Average Salary 2016    +3%  
4,728 USD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
4,860 USD
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
4,996 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Architecture salaries in United States are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 3% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet slow continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Architecture Average Hourly Wage in United States

26 USD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States for Architecture is 26 USD. This means that the average person in United States earns approximatly 26 USD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage, the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and is considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By Job Title (Average Monthly Salary)

Job TitleAverage Salary
Architect5,810 USD
Architectural Designer5,458 USD
Architectural Drafter2,767 USD
Architectural Manager6,922 USD
CAD Drafter2,882 USD
Drafting Supervisor4,333 USD
Facilities / Project Manager10,833 USD
Facility Planner4,500 USD
Interior Designer3,736 USD
Job Captain4,167 USD
Landscape Architect5,320 USD

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Salary Comparison By State (Average Monthly Salary)

StateAverage Salary
California4,938 USD
Colorado4,500 USD
Delaware6,317 USD
Florida4,750 USD
Georgia3,111 USD
Illinois5,745 USD
Kansas10,000 USD
Kentucky5,139 USD
Massachusetts4,646 USD
New Jersey3,861 USD
New York5,309 USD
North Carolina5,833 USD
Oregon3,544 USD
Pennsylvania3,979 USD
Texas4,140 USD
Utah4,417 USD
Washington6,496 USD
Wisconsin3,071 USD

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