Architects, Except Landscape and Naval

General Information

Description

Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit69.79%
  2. Self-employed22.18%
  3. State and local government3.88%
  4. Private, not for profit2.08%
  5. Federal government1.83%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of architects is projected to grow 3 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite limited employment growth, about 9,400 openings for architects are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$82,320

State-by-state Salary

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$102,080
$60,350
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 42%
  • Master's degree 23%
  • First professional degree 23%
  • Associate's degree 4%
  • Post baccalaureate 4%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Customer and Personal Service

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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