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How Much Does a Junior Architect Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$57,000
$44,000
$57,000
$74,000
The average junior architect makes about $57,575 per year. That's $27.68 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $44,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $74,000. Many of junior architects seem to be drawn to professional and manufacturing companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case junior architects tend to work at technology, professional, and non profits companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Texas, Alaska and Arizona pay junior architects the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Dallas, TX
$72,812
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Where Junior Architects Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where junior architects earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Junior Architects Earn In Different Cities?

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a junior architect is roughly $57,575 per year, which boils down to $27.68 per hour. Interestingly enough, junior architects have the highest salaries in Dallas, TX at about $72,812 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Dallas, TX is $46,000. Additionally, junior architects make more than the average salary in Seattle, WA, San Francisco, CA, Boston, MA, White Plains, NY, and Huntsville, AL. On a more broad level, junior architect salaries are highest in Texas, Alaska, Arizona, Washington, New Hampshire, California, and Massachusetts. On the contrary, Kentucky, Georgia, and Florida offer the lowest junior architect salaries.
City
Average Salary

Dallas, TX

Salary Range57k - 92k$73k$72,812

Seattle, WA

Salary Range56k - 85k$70k$69,575

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range51k - 93k$69k$69,302

Boston, MA

Salary Range49k - 82k$64k$63,577

White Plains, NY

Salary Range48k - 81k$63k$62,665

Huntsville, AL

Salary Range47k - 78k$61k$61,096

Washington, DC

Salary Range45k - 75k$59k$58,824

Alexandria, VA

Salary Range43k - 72k$56k$55,903

Ridgewood, NJ

Salary Range40k - 68k$53k$52,990

Philadelphia, PA

Salary Range39k - 65k$51k$50,523
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High Paying Junior Architect Jobs

Which Companies Pay Junior Architects The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like IT.com and Wipro as they offer the highest salaries for junior architects.
Company
Average Salary
IT.com
Salary Range58k - 74k$66k$66,290
Wipro
Salary Range57k - 72k$64k$64,260
Kohn Pedersen Fox Assoc
Salary Range54k - 66k$60k$60,035
Ralph Lauren
Salary Range54k - 64k$59k$59,314
Tetra Tech
Salary Range54k - 63k$59k$58,778
Elkus Manfredi Arch.
Salary Range51k - 62k$57k$56,834
Jacobs Engineering Group
Salary Range52k - 61k$57k$56,833
Sasaki
Salary Range51k - 62k$57k$56,832
Perkins Eastman
Salary Range51k - 62k$57k$56,802
Knotel
Salary Range52k - 61k$57k$56,718
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    How Much Do Junior Architects Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a junior architect can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for junior architects tend to be found in technology, professional, and non profits companies. In fact, junior architects can make a yearly salary of $56,806 while working for technology companies.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Technology

    Salary Range52k - 62k$57k$56,806

    Professional

    Salary Range51k - 62k$57k$56,568

    Non Profits

    Salary Range51k - 61k$56k$56,454

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range51k - 59k$56k$55,595
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    $62k

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