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Best states for an Architect

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We decided to bring you a list of the best states for jobs for Architects, considering how big the profession is in the United States.

Architect positions are available in every area, but not all places are the same -- they do not offer the same wages, benefits, time off, etc.

Our research shows that Virginia is the best state in the country for Architects.

The most common schools for Architects are University of Phoenix, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Carnegie Mellon University, and the most common majors are Architecture and Computer Science.

We figured that the best places for Architect jobs has three things everyone would agree on.

There would be high annual wages, good career prospects (no matter what phase of the career you are in), and a lot of job opportunities.

Our research put Nebraska at no. 1 on the list of best paying states for Architects. Virginia, Massachusetts, and Missouri also ranked high on our list.

The 10 Best States in America For Architects in 2019

  1. Virginia
  2. Nebraska
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Missouri
  5. Texas
  6. Pennsylvania
  7. Nevada
  8. Colorado
  9. Washington
  10. Alaska
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  • (163 jobs)
  • (1,202 jobs)
  • (568 jobs)
  • (2,699 jobs)
  • (1,179 jobs)
  • (155 jobs)
  • (859 jobs)
  • (831 jobs)
  • (36 jobs)

We used our most recent data to determine the states that are best for Architect positions.

In order to rank the states, we needed to figure out not just where the jobs are located, but we also needed to establish how much these jobs paid.

Below is the list of the best states for Architects.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Architects in 2019

1. Virginia

Total Architect Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,864 $104,674 $77,000 $140,000 1.57
Architect Jobs in Virginia

2. Nebraska

Total Architect Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
163 $113,786 $83,000 $154,000 0.99
Architect Jobs in Nebraska

3. Massachusetts

Total Architect Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,202 $95,697 $64,000 $142,000 1.21
Architect Jobs in Massachusetts

4. Missouri

Total Architect Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
568 $95,597 $70,000 $129,000 1
Architect Jobs in Missouri

5. Texas

Total Architect Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,699 $89,461 $63,000 $125,000 1.15
Architect Jobs in Texas

6. Pennsylvania

Total Architect Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,179 $89,314 $66,000 $120,000 0.89
Architect Jobs in Pennsylvania

7. Nevada

Total Architect Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
155 $89,978 $65,000 $123,000 0.73
Architect Jobs in Nevada

8. Colorado

Total Architect Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
859 $81,932 $60,000 $110,000 1.24
Architect Jobs in Colorado

9. Washington

Total Architect Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
831 $86,749 $61,000 $122,000 0.96
Architect Jobs in Washington

10. Alaska

Total Architect Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
36 $87,153 $61,000 $123,000 0.66
Architect Jobs in Alaska

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE an Architect

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed list of the best states for an Architect

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