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