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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval

Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property. Excludes "Landscape Architects" (17-1012) and "Marine Engineers and Naval Architects" (17-2121).


National estimates for Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
Industry profile for Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
Geographic profile for Architects, Except Landscape and Naval

National estimates for Architects, Except Landscape and Naval:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Architects, Except Landscape and Naval:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
103,900 1.7 % $ 43.01 $ 89,470 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Architects, Except Landscape and Naval:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 24.02 $ 30.49 $ 39.58 $ 51.29 $ 65.54
Annual Wage (2) $ 49,950 $ 63,420 $ 82,320 $ 106,680 $ 136,310


Industry profile for Architects, Except Landscape and Naval:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Architects, Except Landscape and Naval are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Architects, Except Landscape and Naval, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Architects, Except Landscape and Naval:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 90,340 6.01 $ 42.63 $ 88,660
Residential Building Construction 1,860 0.23 $ 40.10 $ 83,410
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,460 0.07 $ 48.97 $ 101,870
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,120 0.14 $ 44.84 $ 93,280
Specialized Design Services 1,110 0.82 $ 44.04 $ 91,600

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Architects, Except Landscape and Naval:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 90,340 6.01 $ 42.63 $ 88,660
Specialized Design Services 1,110 0.82 $ 44.04 $ 91,600
Residential Building Construction 1,860 0.23 $ 40.10 $ 83,410
Land Subdivision 70 0.20 $ 52.88 $ 109,990
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,120 0.14 $ 44.84 $ 93,280

Top paying industries for Architects, Except Landscape and Naval:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 100 0.01 $ 58.42 $ 121,520
Land Subdivision 70 0.20 $ 52.88 $ 109,990
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 150 0.02 $ 52.68 $ 109,580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 80 (7) $ 50.82 $ 105,710
Management of Companies and Enterprises 680 0.03 $ 49.18 $ 102,300


Geographic profile for Architects, Except Landscape and Naval:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Architects, Except Landscape and Naval are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Architects, Except Landscape and Naval, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Architects, Except Landscape and Naval:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 15,130 0.92 1.23 $ 46.57 $ 96,860
New York 11,640 1.34 1.79 $ 48.87 $ 101,650
Texas 8,880 0.73 0.98 $ 40.81 $ 84,880
Illinois 5,950 1.06 1.42 $ 42.24 $ 87,860
Florida 4,610 0.55 0.73 $ 40.25 $ 83,720




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Architects, Except Landscape and Naval:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,680 2.44 3.27 $ 52.66 $ 109,540
Colorado 3,530 1.37 1.83 $ 39.64 $ 82,460
New York 11,640 1.34 1.79 $ 48.87 $ 101,650
Montana 600 1.31 1.76 $ 31.98 $ 66,520
Washington 4,080 1.28 1.71 $ 41.67 $ 86,680




Top paying states for Architects, Except Landscape and Naval:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,680 2.44 3.27 $ 52.66 $ 109,540
New York 11,640 1.34 1.79 $ 48.87 $ 101,650
Minnesota 1,660 0.61 0.82 $ 48.39 $ 100,650
New Hampshire 180 0.29 0.39 $ 47.56 $ 98,920
Alaska 170 0.58 0.77 $ 47.23 $ 98,240





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Architects, Except Landscape and Naval:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 11,850 1.34 1.80 $ 47.74 $ 99,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,610 1.14 1.52 $ 42.40 $ 88,200
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,540 1.27 1.70 $ 42.36 $ 88,100
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,580 1.97 2.63 $ 49.43 $ 102,810
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,450 0.96 1.29 $ 39.99 $ 83,170
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,410 1.75 2.34 $ 41.91 $ 87,180
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,370 1.29 1.73 $ 45.95 $ 95,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,280 1.09 1.45 $ 46.77 $ 97,290
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,520 0.85 1.14 $ 45.91 $ 95,490
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,440 1.67 2.24 $ 38.54 $ 80,160




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Architects, Except Landscape and Naval:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ithaca, NY 110 2.43 3.25 $ 49.95 $ 103,900
Billings, MT 170 2.05 2.74 $ 37.82 $ 78,660
Boulder, CO 370 2.04 2.73 $ 35.42 $ 73,670
Lawrence, KS 90 2.02 2.70 $ 33.30 $ 69,270
Charlottesville, VA 210 1.99 2.66 $ 41.57 $ 86,460
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,580 1.97 2.63 $ 49.43 $ 102,810
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 440 1.78 2.38 $ 32.45 $ 67,490
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,410 1.75 2.34 $ 41.91 $ 87,180
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,440 1.67 2.24 $ 38.54 $ 80,160
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 180 1.58 2.11 $ 42.46 $ 88,330




Top paying metropolitan areas for Architects, Except Landscape and Naval:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 630 0.65 0.87 $ 55.26 $ 114,930
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 470 0.42 0.57 $ 54.57 $ 113,510
Santa Rosa, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 53.90 $ 112,110
Eau Claire, WI 40 0.44 0.60 $ 53.52 $ 111,320
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 60 0.53 0.71 $ 52.27 $ 108,730
Ithaca, NY 110 2.43 3.25 $ 49.95 $ 103,900
Savannah, GA 120 0.69 0.93 $ 49.79 $ 103,570
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,580 1.97 2.63 $ 49.43 $ 102,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,510 0.82 1.09 $ 49.41 $ 102,780
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 280 1.52 2.03 $ 49.19 $ 102,310

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Architects, Except Landscape and Naval:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 260 1.93 2.58 $ 28.70 $ 59,700
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 100 1.03 1.38 $ 41.57 $ 86,460
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 0.92 1.23 (8) (8)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.38 0.51 $ 32.30 $ 67,190
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.31 0.42 $ 39.00 $ 81,110

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Architects, Except Landscape and Naval:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 260 1.93 2.58 $ 28.70 $ 59,700
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 100 1.03 1.38 $ 41.57 $ 86,460
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 60 1.02 1.37 (8) (8)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 0.92 1.23 (8) (8)
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 0.68 $ 38.09 $ 79,230

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Architects, Except Landscape and Naval:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 43.12 $ 89,680
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 0.43 $ 42.69 $ 88,790
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 0.58 $ 42.60 $ 88,610
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 100 1.03 1.38 $ 41.57 $ 86,460
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.42 0.57 $ 40.42 $ 84,060


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021