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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
105,850 1.8 % $43.06 $89,560 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.41 $30.10 $38.82 $50.77 $66.16
Annual Wage (2) $48,700 $62,600 $80,750 $105,600 $137,620


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 90,840 6.06 $42.77 $88,970
Residential Building Construction 1,980 0.24 $41.26 $85,820
Specialized Design Services 1,450 1.00 $40.51 $84,260
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,410 0.07 $47.17 $98,110
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,240 0.15 $46.04 $95,760

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 90,840 6.06 $42.77 $88,970
Specialized Design Services 1,450 1.00 $40.51 $84,260
Residential Building Construction 1,980 0.24 $41.26 $85,820
Land Subdivision 80 0.20 $49.06 $102,040
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,240 0.15 $46.04 $95,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 40 (7) $63.18 $131,410
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 90 0.01 $59.63 $124,030
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 40 0.01 $53.63 $111,560
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 90 (7) $51.04 $106,160
Management of Companies and Enterprises 740 0.03 $49.91 $103,810


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 14,480 0.83 1.16 $47.14 $98,050
New York 11,470 1.20 1.67 $51.40 $106,910
Texas 9,380 0.75 1.05 $45.21 $94,030
Illinois 5,760 0.96 1.33 $40.59 $84,430
Florida 4,230 0.48 0.67 $37.29 $77,550




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 1,760 2.44 3.38 $50.66 $105,380
Colorado 3,470 1.30 1.80 $36.08 $75,040
Washington 4,180 1.26 1.75 $40.14 $83,480
Montana 580 1.24 1.72 (8) (8)
New York 11,470 1.20 1.67 $51.40 $106,910




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 11,470 1.20 1.67 $51.40 $106,910
District of Columbia 1,760 2.44 3.38 $50.66 $105,380
Georgia 2,640 0.59 0.82 $50.23 $104,470
Massachusetts 3,700 1.02 1.42 $49.19 $102,320
Minnesota 1,660 0.58 0.80 $48.01 $99,870





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 11,790 1.22 1.69 $50.80 $105,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,170 0.99 1.37 $43.95 $91,420
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,350 1.14 1.59 $40.67 $84,600
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,200 1.70 2.36 $49.77 $103,530
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,750 1.03 1.42 $44.37 $92,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,630 1.14 1.58 $46.11 $95,900
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,570 1.77 2.45 $40.37 $83,960
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,370 1.20 1.67 $48.95 $101,830
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,630 0.91 1.27 $40.24 $83,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,570 0.84 1.17 $50.41 $104,860




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)
Lawrence, KS 130 2.58 3.58 $33.41 $69,490
Missoula, MT 110 1.83 2.54 $28.14 $58,540
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,570 1.77 2.45 $40.37 $83,960
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,200 1.70 2.36 $49.77 $103,530
Charlottesville, VA 190 1.67 2.32 $32.49 $67,580
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,520 1.66 2.31 $35.46 $73,750
Boulder, CO 300 1.61 2.23 $32.59 $67,780
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,870 1.55 2.15 $41.38 $86,060
Billings, MT 130 1.50 2.08 $34.84 $72,470
Trenton, NJ 330 1.39 1.93 $41.34 $85,990