Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
93,720 1.6 % $39.83 $82,850 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.15 $28.30 $36.59 $47.00 $60.34
Annual Wage (2) $46,080 $58,870 $76,100 $97,760 $125,520


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 81,320 5.84 $39.60 $82,360
Residential Building Construction 1,390 0.20 $36.21 $75,320
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,390 0.07 $45.01 $93,630
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,240 0.02 $40.70 $84,660
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,170 0.16 $37.23 $77,440

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 81,320 5.84 $39.60 $82,360
Specialized Design Services 930 0.71 $40.41 $84,050
Residential Building Construction 1,390 0.20 $36.21 $75,320
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,170 0.16 $37.23 $77,440
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,390 0.07 $45.01 $93,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lessors of Real Estate 130 0.02 $55.01 $114,430
Scientific Research and Development Services 120 0.02 $53.96 $112,240
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 90 (7) $49.72 $103,420
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 640 0.05 $46.01 $95,710
Postal Service 80 0.01 $45.83 $95,330


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 12,070 0.78 1.15 $47.06 $97,880
New York 12,030 1.34 1.97 $40.89 $85,040
Texas 7,910 0.68 1.01 $39.32 $81,780
Illinois 4,610 0.79 1.16 $37.80 $78,630
Florida 4,190 0.53 0.78 $38.50 $80,090




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 2,100 3.10 4.56 $38.98 $81,080
New York 12,030 1.34 1.97 $40.89 $85,040
Colorado 2,750 1.12 1.65 $34.49 $71,740
Massachusetts 3,690 1.09 1.60 $43.48 $90,430
Montana 470 1.05 1.54 $33.80 $70,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 12,070 0.78 1.15 $47.06 $97,880
Georgia 1,970 0.48 0.70 $45.16 $93,940
Massachusetts 3,690 1.09 1.60 $43.48 $90,430
New Jersey 1,860 0.48 0.70 $42.85 $89,130
Minnesota 1,770 0.64 0.94 $42.63 $88,680





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 11,040 1.70 2.51 $41.58 $86,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,860 0.94 1.38 $47.82 $99,470
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,770 1.06 1.55 $38.47 $80,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,600 1.49 2.19 $41.14 $85,570
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,170 1.80 2.65 $44.44 $92,430
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,540 0.87 1.28 $39.62 $82,410
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 2,430 2.38 3.50 $48.88 $101,680
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,300 1.50 2.20 $36.08 $75,040
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,030 0.87 1.28 $43.26 $89,970
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,780 1.29 1.90 $36.95 $76,850




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 2,430 2.38 3.50 $48.88 $101,680
Ocala, FL 180 1.84 2.71 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,170 1.80 2.65 $44.44 $92,430
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,040 1.70 2.51 $41.58 $86,500
Missoula, MT 90 1.67 2.45 $29.84 $62,080
New Haven, CT 460 1.64 2.41 $32.93 $68,490
Billings, MT 130 1.56 2.29 $33.69 $70,080
Boulder, CO 270 1.55 2.28 $29.82 $62,020
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,300 1.50 2.20 $36.08 $75,040
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,320 1.50 2.21 $39.41 $81,970