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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
100,400 1.5 % $ 44.19 $ 91,900 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Architects, Except Landscape and Naval:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 23.52 $ 30.05 $ 38.55 $ 49.12 $ 62.49
Annual Wage (2) $ 48,930 $ 62,500 $ 80,180 $ 102,160 $ 129,980


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 86,380 5.71 $ 43.78 $ 91,060
Residential Building Construction 1,820 0.22 $ 39.82 $ 82,830
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,550 0.07 $ 49.46 $ 102,880
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,480 0.19 $ 45.41 $ 94,460
Employment Services 1,470 0.04 $ 40.79 $ 84,850

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 86,380 5.71 $ 43.78 $ 91,060
Specialized Design Services 1,320 0.97 $ 47.52 $ 98,830
Residential Building Construction 1,820 0.22 $ 39.82 $ 82,830
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,480 0.19 $ 45.41 $ 94,460
Land Subdivision 50 0.14 $ 47.18 $ 98,140

Top paying industries for Architects, Except Landscape and Naval:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nondepository Credit Intermediation (8) (8) $ 77.64 $ 161,480
Insurance Carriers 40 (7) $ 77.52 $ 161,240
Scientific Research and Development Services 30 (7) $ 64.24 $ 133,610
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 630 0.04 $ 58.50 $ 121,670
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) (8) (8) $ 56.45 $ 117,410


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.



Map of employment of architects, except landscape and naval by state, May 2021


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 14,730 0.89 1.25 $ 48.46 $ 100,790
New York 10,770 1.24 1.74 $ 49.68 $ 103,340
Texas 6,910 0.56 0.79 $ 43.70 $ 90,900
Florida 5,000 0.58 0.82 $ 39.12 $ 81,370
Illinois 4,560 0.81 1.14 $ 43.08 $ 89,610


Map of location quotient of architects, except landscape and naval by state, May 2021


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 1,490 2.25 3.16 $ 55.07 $ 114,540
Colorado 3,660 1.40 1.96 $ 39.97 $ 83,140
Washington 4,180 1.30 1.83 $ 43.74 $ 90,990
Montana 600 1.27 1.78 $ 39.03 $ 81,190
New York 10,770 1.24 1.74 $ 49.68 $ 103,340


Map of annual mean wages of architects, except landscape and naval by state, May 2021


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 1,490 2.25 3.16 $ 55.07 $ 114,540
Mississippi 410 0.37 0.52 $ 50.12 $ 104,240
New York 10,770 1.24 1.74 $ 49.68 $ 103,340
Massachusetts 3,490 1.03 1.44 $ 49.37 $ 102,680
California 14,730 0.89 1.25 $ 48.46 $ 100,790



Map of employment of architects, except landscape and naval by area, May 2021


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 10,690 1.23 1.73 $ 50.86 $ 105,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,340 1.11 1.56 $ 46.01 $ 95,690
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,100 1.83 2.56 $ 54.70 $ 113,780
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,920 0.93 1.30 $ 43.72 $ 90,940
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,490 1.82 2.55 $ 44.54 $ 92,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,310 1.13 1.58 $ 48.34 $ 100,540
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,070 1.19 1.67 $ 49.87 $ 103,720
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,730 0.76 1.07 $ 45.73 $ 95,120
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,350 1.60 2.25 $ 40.94 $ 85,140
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,060 0.77 1.09 $ 45.17 $ 93,960


Map of location quotient of architects, except landscape and naval by area, May 2021


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 120 2.53 3.55 $ 46.92 $ 97,590
Boulder, CO 420 2.29 3.22 $ 40.25 $ 83,720
Charlottesville, VA 200 1.91 2.68 $ 38.04 $ 79,130
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,100 1.83 2.56 $ 54.70 $ 113,780
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,490 1.82 2.55 $ 44.54 $ 92,640
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,350 1.60 2.25 $ 40.94 $ 85,140
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 390 1.58 2.22 $ 38.08 $ 79,200
Santa Fe, NM 90 1.54 2.16 $ 37.61 $ 78,230
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 160 1.36 1.91 $ 41.60 $ 86,530
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,500 1.34 1.88 $ 40.00 $ 83,190


Map of annual mean wages of architects, except landscape and naval by area, May 2021


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)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 390 0.81 1.13 $ 57.90 $ 120,430
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 40 0.52 0.74 $ 55.50 $ 115,450
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,100 1.83 2.56 $ 54.70 $ 113,780
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 640 0.60 0.84 $ 52.23 $ 108,640
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 340 0.90 1.27 $ 51.18 $ 106,450
Huntsville, AL 140 0.59 0.83 $ 50.93 $ 105,930
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 10,690 1.23 1.73 $ 50.86 $ 105,790
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,070 1.19 1.67 $ 49.87 $ 103,720
Anchorage, AK 80 0.46 0.65 $ 49.30 $ 102,550
Portsmouth, NH-ME 60 0.73 1.02 $ 48.68 $ 101,250

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 430 3.67 5.15 $ 38.59 $ 80,270
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 320 2.32 3.25 $ 38.52 $ 80,130
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 110 1.15 1.61 $ 35.82 $ 74,510
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 0.85 1.20 $ 33.22 $ 69,090
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.78 1.10 (8) (8)

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 430 3.67 5.15 $ 38.59 $ 80,270
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 320 2.32 3.25 $ 38.52 $ 80,130
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 70 1.19 1.68 $ 45.28 $ 94,190
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 110 1.15 1.61 $ 35.82 $ 74,510
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 0.85 1.20 $ 33.22 $ 69,090

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)
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.37 0.52 $ 47.91 $ 99,650
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 0.42 $ 47.33 $ 98,450
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 70 1.19 1.68 $ 45.28 $ 94,190
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 0.47 $ 43.65 $ 90,790
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 0.51 $ 42.25 $ 87,880


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022