Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
84,210 1.8 % $38.29 $79,650 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.60 $27.70 $35.63 $45.25 $57.39
Annual Wage (2) $44,930 $57,620 $74,110 $94,120 $119,370


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 72,940 5.47 $38.02 $79,080
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,540 0.08 $43.80 $91,100
Residential Building Construction 1,240 0.21 $34.29 $71,320
State Government (OES Designation) 1,120 0.05 $36.96 $76,870
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,060 0.16 $35.85 $74,560

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 72,940 5.47 $38.02 $79,080
Specialized Design Services 700 0.57 $42.62 $88,640
Residential Building Construction 1,240 0.21 $34.29 $71,320
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,060 0.16 $35.85 $74,560
Land Subdivision 50 0.12 $35.39 $73,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 90 0.01 $58.83 $122,360
Scientific Research and Development Services 90 0.01 $51.96 $108,080
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 500 0.04 $48.00 $99,840
Postal Service 80 0.01 $47.06 $97,890
Lessors of Real Estate 90 0.02 $45.61 $94,880


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 10,340 0.70 1.11 $44.79 $93,170
New York 9,140 1.06 1.67 $38.36 $79,790
Texas 7,250 0.66 1.05 $38.06 $79,160
Illinois 3,860 0.68 1.06 $35.29 $73,390
Massachusetts 3,760 1.15 1.82 $39.58 $82,320




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 2,020 3.03 4.77 $41.44 $86,190
Massachusetts 3,760 1.15 1.82 $39.58 $82,320
Montana 480 1.08 1.71 $29.83 $62,050
Colorado 2,460 1.07 1.69 $38.19 $79,440
New York 9,140 1.06 1.67 $38.36 $79,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,340 0.70 1.11 $44.79 $93,170
Connecticut 990 0.61 0.95 $43.67 $90,830
District of Columbia 2,020 3.03 4.77 $41.44 $86,190
New Jersey 1,830 0.48 0.75 $41.25 $85,790
Georgia 1,720 0.44 0.70 $40.63 $84,520





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 7,650 1.46 2.30 $38.51 $80,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,420 1.45 2.28 $42.99 $89,420
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,310 1.89 2.98 $39.63 $82,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,270 0.82 1.30 $43.42 $90,300
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,140 0.85 1.34 $35.12 $73,060
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,240 1.04 1.64 $38.74 $80,570
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,230 0.81 1.27 $41.96 $87,290
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,210 1.53 2.40 $36.13 $75,150
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,680 0.91 1.43 $39.37 $81,890
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,630 1.27 2.00 $40.13 $83,470




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,310 1.89 2.98 $39.63 $82,430
Missoula, MT 100 1.71 2.69 $29.33 $61,010
Boulder, CO 280 1.69 2.66 $30.80 $64,070
Billings, MT 130 1.60 2.52 $27.28 $56,750
Lawrence, KS 70 1.54 2.43 $34.99 $72,770
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,210 1.53 2.40 $36.13 $75,150
Santa Fe, NM 90 1.53 2.40 $27.31 $56,800
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,540 1.47 2.32 $48.55 $100,980
Raleigh-Cary, NC 780 1.47 2.31 $35.21 $73,240
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,650 1.46 2.30 $38.51 $80,100




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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 290 0.69 1.08 $53.90 $112,110
Lancaster, PA 160 0.73 1.15 $53.58 $111,440
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA (8) (8) (8) $52.40 $109,000
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 90 0.54 0.85 $48.82 $101,540
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,540 1.47 2.32 $48.55 $100,980
Portsmouth, NH-ME 70 1.21 1.90 $48.18 $100,210
Lincoln, NE 120 0.74 1.16 $47.24 $98,260
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 110 0.64 1.01 $47.18 $98,140
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 910 0.91 1.43 $47.00 $97,760
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 880 0.68 1.08 $46.74 $97,220

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)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 190 1.58 2.48 $32.14 $66,850
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 190 2.47 3.89 (8) (8)
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.71 1.12 $32.56 $67,730
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 0.57 $25.64 $53,330
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.08 1.71 $35.82 $74,500

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)
Los Alamos County, New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 3.74 5.89 (8) (8)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 190 2.47 3.89 (8) (8)
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 30 2.29 3.61 $44.28 $92,110
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 190 1.58 2.48 $32.14 $66,850
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.08 1.71 $35.82 $74,500

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)
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 0.55 $45.62 $94,890
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 30 2.29 3.61 $44.28 $92,110
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $42.96 $89,350
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 0.42 $37.69 $78,390
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.08 1.71 $35.82 $74,500


About May 2013 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.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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