Bureau of Labor Statistics

Field of degree: Architecture

Architecture field of degree. Employment: 442,200. Median annual wage: $63,000.

Architecture field of degree. Employment: 442,200. Median annual wage: $63,000

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Table 1. Architecture degree, 2018

Data

Architecture

All fields

Employment

442,200 55,381,020

Median wage

$63,000 $59,000

Percent employed part time

13 15

Percent employed in occupations requiring at least a bachelor's degree

67 59

Percent with an advanced degree

41 37

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

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Chart 1. Types of architecture major, 2018

Architecture major

Major share

Architecture

100%

Note: The sum of percents by major may not total 100 due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

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Chart 2. Employment distribution of workers with an architecture degree, by occupational group, 2018

Occupational group

Occupational group share

Architecture and engineering occupations

30%

Management occupations

19

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

11

Business and financial operations occupations

8

Sales and related occupations

6

Other

28

Note: The sum of percents by major may not total 100 due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

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Table 2. Top-employing occupations for workers with an architecture degree

Occupational Outlook Handbook profile

Percent growth, projected 2019–29

Typical entry-level education

Percent degree holders in this field, this occupation, 2018

Percent of this occupation with an advanced degree, 2018

Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

21% Doctoral or professional degree 2% 74%

Urban and regional planners

11 Master's degree 2 56

Management analysts

11 Bachelor's degree 1 36

Construction managers

8 Bachelor's degree 3 7

Project management specialists and business operations specialists, all other

6 Bachelor's degree 4 28

Architects, except landscape and naval

1 Bachelor's degree 23 46

Set and exhibit designers

1 Bachelor's degree 6 16

Personal service managers, all other; entertainment and recreation managers, except gambling; and managers, all other

-2 Bachelor's degree 6 21

Landscape architects

-2 Bachelor's degree 3 25

Chief executives

-10 Bachelor's degree 2 30

Note: Occupational profiles may comprise multiple SOC occupations, which may have differing education categories.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program (projected growth, entry-level education) and U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (degree holders, advanced degrees).

Suggested citation:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Field of degree: Architecture,
at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/field-of-degree/architecture/architecture-field-of-degree.htm (visited September 18, 2021).

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