Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
87,700 1.6 % $37.75 $78,530 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.61 $26.27 $34.88 $44.72 $57.45
Annual Wage (2) $42,860 $54,650 $72,550 $93,020 $119,500


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 75,370 5.89 $37.52 $78,040
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,660 0.08 $42.78 $88,980
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,470 0.22 $36.35 $75,600
State Government (OES Designation) 1,290 0.06 $35.82 $74,500
Residential Building Construction 1,180 0.20 $39.16 $81,460

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 75,370 5.89 $37.52 $78,040
Specialized Design Services 650 0.57 $42.84 $89,100
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,470 0.22 $36.35 $75,600
Residential Building Construction 1,180 0.20 $39.16 $81,460
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,660 0.08 $42.78 $88,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 110 0.02 $44.07 $91,670
Specialized Design Services 650 0.57 $42.84 $89,100
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,660 0.08 $42.78 $88,980
Activities Related to Real Estate 140 0.03 $41.52 $86,350
Scientific Research and Development Services 60 0.01 $40.95 $85,170


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 10,170 0.73 1.05 $43.76 $91,010
New York 9,030 1.08 1.57 $40.54 $84,320
Texas 7,020 0.70 1.01 $36.97 $76,890
Illinois 4,440 0.80 1.16 $36.67 $76,270
Florida 4,330 0.61 0.88 $37.88 $78,780




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 1,560 2.44 3.54 $40.95 $85,170
Colorado 2,830 1.31 1.90 $36.72 $76,380
Massachusetts 3,850 1.24 1.79 $40.84 $84,950
New York 9,030 1.08 1.57 $40.54 $84,320
Washington 2,860 1.06 1.54 $34.16 $71,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,170 0.73 1.05 $43.76 $91,010
Vermont 170 0.58 0.84 $42.93 $89,280
Nevada 410 0.37 0.53 $42.58 $88,560
Alaska 190 0.60 0.87 $42.51 $88,430
Connecticut 1,220 0.76 1.11 $41.57 $86,470

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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,910 1.39 2.01 $41.62 $86,570
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 3,860 1.09 1.58 $36.78 $76,490
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,230 1.95 2.83 $40.97 $85,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,840 1.24 1.80 $41.01 $85,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,580 0.68 0.98 $46.89 $97,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,160 0.98 1.42 $36.32 $75,540
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,140 1.07 1.55 $39.13 $81,390
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,080 1.54 2.24 $34.01 $70,740
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,940 0.78 1.12 $41.23 $85,750
Denver-Aurora, CO 1,780 1.50 2.18 $39.72 $82,610




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)
Boulder, CO 400 2.66 3.85 $25.07 $52,140
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 560 2.05 2.97 $28.37 $59,010
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,230 1.95 2.83 $40.97 $85,220
Billings, MT 150 1.90 2.76 $24.16 $50,250
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,700 1.79 2.60 $41.86 $87,060
Charlottesville, VA 150 1.63 2.36 $36.17 $75,240
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 300 1.58 2.29 $31.88 $66,310
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 330 1.56 2.26 $41.79 $86,920
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,080 1.54 2.24 $34.01 $70,740
Denver-Aurora, CO 1,780 1.50 2.18 $39.72 $82,610




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 190 0.81 1.17 $57.45 $119,500
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 160 0.49 0.72 $55.60 $115,650
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 810 0.99 1.43 $49.49 $102,930
Bakersfield, CA 80 0.34 0.49 $48.37 $100,620
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 420 1.04 1.51 $47.54 $98,870
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 100 0.40 0.58 $47.22 $98,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,580 0.68 0.98 $46.89 $97,520
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 910 0.73 1.06 $45.90 $95,470
Montgomery, AL 140 0.92 1.33 $45.69 $95,030
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 40 0.30 0.43 $45.67 $94,990

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 260 3.52 5.10 $37.42 $77,840
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 170 1.47 2.13 $30.76 $63,980
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 1.53 2.21 $38.16 $79,360
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 120 0.63 0.91 $26.59 $55,300
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.46 0.67 $30.76 $63,980

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 60 4.16 6.03 $46.55 $96,830
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 260 3.52 5.10 $37.42 $77,840
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.94 2.82 $34.52 $71,800
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 1.53 2.21 $38.16 $79,360
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 170 1.47 2.13 $30.76 $63,980

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 0.74 $66.62 $138,570
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 60 4.16 6.03 $46.55 $96,830
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.25 $39.12 $81,370
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 1.53 2.21 $38.16 $79,360
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 260 3.52 5.10 $37.42 $77,840


About May 2010 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 mean 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.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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