Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for architects in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 140,137 architects currently employed in the United States.
  • 23.3% of all architects are women, while 76.7% are men.
  • The average age of an employed architect is 45 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of architects is White (71.3%), followed by Asian (13.8%), Hispanic or Latino (9.9%) and Black or African American (2.8).
  • Architects are most in-demand in Atlanta, GA.
  • San Francisco, CA pays an annual average wage of $107,962, the highest in the US.
  • In 2021, women earned 94% of what men earned.
  • Virginia is the best state for architects to live.
  • Architects are 54% more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies.

Architect Statistics By Gender

23.3% of architects are women and 76.7% of architects are men.

  • Male, 76.7%
  • Female, 23.3%

Architects By Gender

Gender  Percentages  
Male76.7%
Female23.3%

Gender Pay Gap For Architect

Women Earn 94¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$92,952
female-income
Female Income
$87,302

Architect Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the architect position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

Architect Gender By Year

Year  Male  Female  
201078.32%21.68%
201178.44%21.56%
201281.33%18.67%
201379.97%20.03%
201477.68%22.32%
201578.11%21.89%
201678.46%21.54%
201777.06%22.94%
201875.65%24.35%
201975.73%24.27%

Architect Male to Female Ratio

Job TitleMaleFemale
Architect77%23%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Architect Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among architects is White, which makes up 71.3% of all architects. Comparatively, there are 13.8% of the Asian ethnicity and 9.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

  • White, 71.3%
  • Asian, 13.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 9.9%
  • Black or African American, 2.8%
  • Unknown, 1.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%

Architect Race

Architect Race  Percentages  
White71.3%
Asian13.8%
Hispanic or Latino9.9%
Black or African American2.8%
Unknown1.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.3%

Architect Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among architects.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Architect Race By Year

Year  White  Black or African American  Asian  Hispanic or Latino  
201074.15%2.04%13.21%9.13%
201173.23%2.55%13.42%9.06%
201273.58%3.25%12.50%9.06%
201374.86%2.86%11.96%8.60%
201474.68%2.87%11.31%8.98%
201574.10%2.66%12.67%8.86%
201674.03%2.21%12.76%9.24%
201769.44%3.04%14.29%11.07%
201868.47%2.47%15.92%10.83%
201971.28%2.76%13.84%9.91%

Architect Wage Gap By Race

Asian architects have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino architects have the lowest average salary at $84,256.
$100,000
$97,000
$94,000
$91,000
$88,000
$85,000
$82,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$92,905
White$88,341
Black or African American$88,434
Asian$96,698
Hispanic or Latino$84,256

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Average Age of an Architect

We determined the average age of architects based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Architect Age By Race

Race  Male Age  Female Age  
Unknown46
White4841
Black or African American4334.5
Asian4140
Hispanic or Latino4434

Architect Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of architect employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of architects is 40+ years old, which represents 66% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Architect Age

Architect Years  Percentages  
40+ years66%
30-40 years25%
20-30 years9%

Types of Architect Degree Levels

The most common degree for architects is bachelor's degree 67% of architects earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 21% and rounding it off is associate degree with 6%.

  • Bachelors, 67%
  • Masters, 21%
  • Associate, 6%
  • Diploma, 2%
  • Other Degrees, 4%

Architects By Education

Architect Degree  Percentages  
Bachelors67%
Masters21%
Associate6%
Diploma2%
Other Degrees4%

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Architect Wage Gap By Education

Architects with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $97,209 annually. With a Bachelors degree, architects earn a median annual income of $92,952 compared to $91,522 for architects with an Masters degree.
$98,000
$96,000
$94,000
$92,000
$90,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
EducationSalary
Master's Degree$91,522
Bachelor's Degree$92,952
Doctorate Degree$97,209

Architect Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where architects work. We found most architects work for a public company. In addition, the industry that employs the most architects is the technology industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire architects.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Architect Jobs By Employer Size

Company Size  Percentages  
< 50 employees2%
50 - 100 employees2%
100 - 500 employees9%
500 - 1,000 employees15%
1,000 - 10,000 employees30%
> 10,000 employees42%

The Types Of Companies Architect Work In

Employees with the architect job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most architects prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

Public

Private

Government

Architect Jobs By Sector

Company Type  Percentages  
Education0%
Public54%
Private43%
Government2%

Top Industries Hiring Architects

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ architects. Those industries include technology, professional and finance.

Technology

Fortune 500

Professional

Finance

Retail

Architect Turnover And Employment Statistics

Architect Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of architects changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Architect Unemployment Rate By Year

Year  Architect Unemployment Rate  
20109.11%
20117.46%
20124.97%
20134.02%
20142.85%
20151.53%
20162.33%
20171.61%
20181.55%
20190.98%

The Average Number of Years That Architect Stay in a Job

By looking over 18,287 architects resumes, we figured out that the average architect enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 34%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Architect Tenure

Number or Years  Percentages  
Less than 1 year28%
1-2 years34%
3-4 years12%
5-7 years13%
8-10 years5%
11+ years8%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Architects with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to architects.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Electronics Repair Technician3.19%60,023
Manufacturing Engineer3.66%115,384
Hardware Engineer7.52%53,213
Environmental Engineering Internship7.95%112,274
Exterior Designer9.38%43,807
Digital Cartographer10.27%16,055
Architect11.82%

Architect LGBT Demographics

Profession  Percentages of LGBT   Job Openings  
Electronics Repair Technician3.19%60,023
Manufacturing Engineer3.66%115,384
Hardware Engineer7.52%53,213
Environmental Engineering Internship7.95%112,274
Exterior Designer9.38%43,807
Digital Cartographer10.27%16,055

Foreign Languages Spoken By Architects

The most common foreign language among architects is Spanish at 41.6%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 12.9% and Italian is the third-most popular at 6.0%.

  • Spanish, 41.6%
  • French, 12.9%
  • Italian, 6.0%
  • German, 5.4%
  • Portuguese, 4.9%
  • Other, 29.2%

Architect Languages Spoken

Foreign Language  Percentages  
Spanish41.6%
French12.9%
Italian6.0%
German5.4%
Portuguese4.9%
Other29.2%

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Architect Heatmaps

The amount you can make as an architect can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of architects is $96,633. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Architects Earn The Most?

Architects earn the most in Alaska, where the average architect salary is $125,375. The map here shows where architects earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Architects?

By looking through more than 18,287 resumes, we found that the most popular places for architects are New York, NY and Washington, DC.

Number of Architects

Where Are Architects In High Demand?

Architects are in high demand in Atlanta, GA. There are currently 259 job openings for architects here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country architects are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Architect Demographics FAQs

How many Architect are there in the US?

There are over 140,137 Architects in the United States.

What percentage of Architects are black?

2.8% of Architects are Black or African American

What race are most Architects?

Most an are White, with 71.3% of Architects belonging to this ethnicity. 13.8% of Architects are Asian, 9.9% of Architects are Hispanic or Latino, 2.8% of Architects are Black or African American, 1.9% of Architects are Unknown, and 0.3% of Architects are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Architect jobs male - dominated ?

Yes, Architect jobs are male - dominated. 76% of Architects are male, and 23% are female, so there are more male Architects than female Architects in the United States.

How old is the average Architect ?

The average Architect is 45 years old. 66% of Architects are 40+ years old or older, 25% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 9% are between 20-30 years old

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