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Architect Average Salary in Canada 2018

How much money does an Architect make in Canada?

5,662 CAD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as an Architect in Canada typically earns around 5,662 CAD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Architect salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Architect Salary Distribution in Canada

25% of people earn
4,500 CAD
or less
50% of people earn
5,792 CAD
or less
75% of people earn
8,417 CAD
or less
2,000 CAD
5,792 CAD
10,000 CAD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Architect salaries in Canada range between 2,000 CAD per month (minimum salary) to 10,000 CAD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,792 CAD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Architect are earning less than 5,792 CAD while the other half are earning more than 5,792 CAD. 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 as Architect are earning less than 4,500 CAD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,500 CAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Architect are earning less than 8,417 CAD while 25% of them are earning more than 8,417 CAD.

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

Architect Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
3,040 CAD
2 - 5 Years    +34%  
4,080 CAD
5 - 10 Years    +25%  
5,120 CAD
10 - 15 Years    +20%  
6,160 CAD
15 - 20 Years    +29%  
7,920 CAD
20+ Years    +13%  
8,960 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experince level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally, the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Architect salaries by experience level. An Architect with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 3,040 CAD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to to earn 4,080 CAD per month, 34% more than someone with with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 5,120 CAD per month, 25% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Architect(s) who whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 6,160 CAD per month, 20% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 7,920 CAD per month, 29% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 8,960 CAD per month, 13% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Architect Salary Comparison By Education

Certification or Diploma    =  
4,160 CAD
Bachelor's Degree    +44%  
6,000 CAD
Master's Degree    +33%  
8,000 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Architect salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certification or Diploma, the average salary of an Architect is 4,160 CAD per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 6,000 CAD per month, 44% more than someone with Certification or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 8,000 CAD per month, 33% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Architect Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
5,265 CAD
Male    +14%  
6,001 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Architect employees in Canada earn 14% more than their female counterparts.

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
4,982 CAD
Public Sector    +26%  
6,284 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Architect employees in Canada earn 26% more than their private sector counterparts.

Architect Salary Trend and Forecast in Canada

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

Average Salary 2015    =  
5,304 CAD
Average Salary 2016    +3%  
5,442 CAD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
5,595 CAD
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
5,662 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Architect salaries in Canada are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 1% 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.

Architect Average Hourly Wage in Canada

29 CAD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Canada for Architect is 29 CAD. This means that the average Architect in Canada earns approximatly 29 CAD 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.

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Salary Comparison By State (Average Monthly Salary)

StateAverage Salary
British Columbia6,967 CAD
Ontario3,292 CAD
Quebec6,100 CAD
Saskatchewan3,000 CAD

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