Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Occupational Employment Statistics
PRINT:Print
OES OES Program Links

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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 this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
104,360 1.7 % $42.72 $88,860 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.09 $29.46 $38.16 $50.25 $66.40
Annual Wage (2) $48,020 $61,280 $79,380 $104,510 $138,120


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 89,820 6.20 $42.50 $88,390
Residential Building Construction 1,820 0.23 $41.79 $86,920
Specialized Design Services 1,400 0.98 $38.41 $79,900
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,360 0.17 $42.64 $88,680
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,290 0.06 $47.04 $97,830

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 89,820 6.20 $42.50 $88,390
Specialized Design Services 1,400 0.98 $38.41 $79,900
Residential Building Construction 1,820 0.23 $41.79 $86,920
Land Subdivision 80 0.21 $51.68 $107,500
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,360 0.17 $42.64 $88,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 40 (7) $61.07 $127,030
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 100 0.01 $57.71 $120,030
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 50 0.01 $52.68 $109,570
Land Subdivision 80 0.21 $51.68 $107,500
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (8) (8) $49.87 $103,730


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 13,570 0.80 1.11 $45.70 $95,060
New York 11,620 1.24 1.72 $52.66 $109,520
Texas 8,560 0.71 0.98 $47.88 $99,580
Illinois 5,560 0.93 1.29 $38.23 $79,520
Florida 4,340 0.50 0.70 $39.76 $82,710




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,900 2.67 3.70 $48.45 $100,770
Colorado 3,800 1.45 2.01 $35.14 $73,090
Montana 610 1.31 1.82 (8) (8)
Washington 4,150 1.27 1.77 $37.99 $79,020
New York 11,620 1.24 1.72 $52.66 $109,520




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 11,620 1.24 1.72 $52.66 $109,520
Massachusetts 3,320 0.93 1.29 $49.96 $103,920
District of Columbia 1,900 2.67 3.70 $48.45 $100,770
Texas 8,560 0.71 0.98 $47.88 $99,580
Arizona 1,160 0.42 0.58 $45.78 $95,220





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

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 11,800 1.24 1.72 $52.06 $108,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,770 0.94 1.31 $43.14 $89,730
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,110 1.10 1.53 $38.33 $79,730
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,020 1.66 2.31 $48.07 $99,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,790 1.21 1.68 $44.94 $93,480
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,640 1.02 1.41 $48.89 $101,690
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,540 1.78 2.47 $38.00 $79,030
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,010 1.09 1.51 $49.99 $103,970
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,780 0.98 1.36 $39.48 $82,110
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,680 1.82 2.52 $34.85 $72,500




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missoula, MT 160 2.69 3.74 $28.66 $59,610
Lawrence, KS 110 2.30 3.18 $32.26 $67,090
Boulder, CO 380 2.10 2.91 $32.07 $66,710
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,680 1.82 2.52 $34.85 $72,500
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,540 1.78 2.47 $38.00 $79,030
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,020 1.66 2.31 $48.07 $99,980
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 110 1.51 2.09 $38.07 $79,190
Charlottesville, VA 170 1.50 2.08 $32.57 $67,750
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 180 1.49 2.07 $34.24 $71,210
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,760 1.48 2.06 $41.07 $85,420