Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
99,860 1.9 % $40.61 $84,470 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.40 $28.36 $36.99 $47.98 $62.41
Annual Wage (2) $46,600 $59,000 $76,930 $99,790 $129,810


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 86,510 6.18 $40.38 $83,990
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,400 0.07 $45.34 $94,310
Residential Building Construction 1,400 0.20 $37.95 $78,930
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,340 0.02 $42.30 $87,980
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,320 0.17 $39.97 $83,140

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 86,510 6.18 $40.38 $83,990
Specialized Design Services 1,200 0.87 $38.47 $80,030
Residential Building Construction 1,400 0.20 $37.95 $78,930
Land Subdivision 80 0.19 $64.77 $134,730
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,320 0.17 $39.97 $83,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Land Subdivision 80 0.19 $64.77 $134,730
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 $51.10 $106,280
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $49.88 $103,760
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 60 (7) $47.53 $98,860
Lessors of Real Estate 220 0.04 $46.49 $96,700


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 13,560 0.85 1.19 $45.71 $95,070
New York 12,550 1.38 1.94 $44.04 $91,610
Texas 8,520 0.72 1.02 $40.68 $84,620
Florida 4,800 0.58 0.82 $40.95 $85,190
Illinois 4,790 0.81 1.14 $39.43 $82,010




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 1,930 2.75 3.87 $41.61 $86,560
New York 12,550 1.38 1.94 $44.04 $91,610
Colorado 3,210 1.28 1.80 $33.45 $69,580
Washington 3,520 1.15 1.61 $37.06 $77,080
Hawaii 620 0.98 1.38 $38.55 $80,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Georgia 2,380 0.56 0.79 $46.68 $97,090
Massachusetts 3,050 0.88 1.24 $46.10 $95,900
California 13,560 0.85 1.19 $45.71 $95,070
New York 12,550 1.38 1.94 $44.04 $91,610
North Carolina 2,010 0.47 0.67 $43.80 $91,090





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,090 1.68 2.37 $43.86 $91,240
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,920 1.08 1.52 $39.83 $82,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,900 0.92 1.30 $45.34 $94,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,630 1.46 2.05 $42.79 $88,990
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 2,970 2.78 3.91 $50.01 $104,030
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,750 1.73 2.44 $37.26 $77,490
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,710 1.11 1.57 $44.50 $92,560
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,570 0.87 1.23 $40.67 $84,590
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,490 1.38 1.94 $47.74 $99,310
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,050 1.45 2.03 $34.65 $72,060




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)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 2,970 2.78 3.91 $50.01 $104,030
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 150 2.06 2.89 $34.50 $71,760
Boulder, CO 340 1.95 2.74 $30.70 $63,860
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,750 1.73 2.44 $37.26 $77,490
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,090 1.68 2.37 $43.86 $91,240
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,460 1.64 2.30 $35.39 $73,610
Missoula, MT 90 1.62 2.28 $28.89 $60,090
Charlottesville, VA 170 1.62 2.27 $37.20 $77,380
Billings, MT 130 1.48 2.07 $32.17 $66,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,630 1.46 2.05 $42.79 $88,990