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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Junior Architect Salary

$57,617 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$27.70 hourly

Entry level Salary
$43,000 yearly
$43,000
10 %
$57,617
Median
$75,000
90 %

How much does a Junior Architect make?

Junior architects make $57,617 per year on average, or $27.7 per hour, in the United States. Junior architects on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $43,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $75,000.

Location impacts how much a junior architect can expect to make. Junior architects make the most in Washington, Alaska, Maryland, Hawaii, and Louisiana.

Highest Paying States For Junior Architects

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

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Junior Architect average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Washington$69,794$33.55995
2Maryland$65,333$31.411,246
3Texas$62,445$30.023,109
4North Dakota$60,440$29.06164
5Missouri$64,326$30.93638
6North Carolina$61,662$29.651,292
7Ohio$62,504$30.051,064
8District of Columbia$65,924$31.69281
9New Hampshire$63,497$30.53186
10Alaska$66,947$32.1975
11Massachusetts$61,353$29.501,410
12Louisiana$64,500$31.01231
13Utah$62,532$30.06262
14New Mexico$61,915$29.77186
15Georgia$58,727$28.231,405
16New York$62,227$29.921,701
17Kansas$60,891$29.27267
18Arizona$57,369$27.58729
19Colorado$60,038$28.86784
20Maine$60,522$29.10118
21Rhode Island$61,867$29.7485
22Pennsylvania$55,917$26.881,442
23Alabama$58,351$28.05406
24Hawaii$64,528$31.0279
25Minnesota$57,137$27.47717
26Nebraska$55,988$26.92218
27Illinois$55,379$26.621,817
28Nevada$54,157$26.04253
29California$62,862$30.221,868
30Michigan$52,808$25.39782
31South Carolina$55,808$26.83325
32Virginia$56,834$27.32902
33West Virginia$54,411$26.1699
34Montana$52,710$25.34134
35Vermont$56,821$27.3242
36Oregon$57,328$27.56275
37Wyoming$50,813$24.4369
38Wisconsin$52,952$25.46487
39Connecticut$51,120$24.58500
40South Dakota$52,145$25.0785
41Indiana$51,341$24.68551
42New Jersey$49,484$23.791,187
43Tennessee$49,960$24.02480
44Florida$47,587$22.881,767
45Idaho$45,382$21.82220
46Iowa$50,675$24.36247
47Mississippi$51,123$24.58117
48Delaware$47,373$22.78141
49Arkansas$44,130$21.22249
50Oklahoma$46,768$22.48226
51Kentucky$42,553$20.46315

Highest Paying Cities For Junior Architects

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Seattle, WA$69,916$33.61
2Washington, DC$65,999$31.73
3San Francisco, CA$65,067$31.28
4Irving, TX$62,675$30.13
5Long Beach, NY$62,410$30.00
6Brookline, MA$61,293$29.47
7Atlanta, GA$58,830$28.28
8Huntsville, AL$58,402$28.08
9Alexandria, VA$57,464$27.63
10Portland, OR$57,010$27.41
11Philadelphia, PA$56,048$26.95
12Chicago, IL$55,457$26.66
13Detroit, MI$52,871$25.42
14Stamford, CT$51,342$24.68
15Indianapolis, IN$51,250$24.64

Junior Architect Salary Details

Junior Architect Salary

What is a Junior Architect's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$75,000$6,250$36
75th Percentile$66,000$5,500$32
Average$57,617$4,801$28
25th Percentile$49,000$4,083$24
10th Percentile$43,000$3,583$21

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Job Captain$60,395$5,033$29.0460,149
Computer Aided Design Designer$59,265$4,939$28.4992,503
Architectural Internship$52,844$4,404$25.4157,981
Architectural Consultant$71,046$5,920$34.1643,113
Architectural Designer$57,463$4,789$27.6354,358
Staff Architect$59,473$4,956$28.59144,134

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Salesforce Jobs (13)
  2. Perkins Eastman Jobs (77)
  3. Zgf Architects Jobs (3)
  4. Sasaki Jobs (4)
  5. HOK Jobs (4)

Which Companies Pay Junior Architects The Most?

The highest paying companies for junior architects are Ralph Lauren and Intel according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Salesforce and Chubb report highly competitive wages for junior architects.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Ralph Lauren$86,253$41.475
2Intel$71,516$34.38200
3Salesforce$68,235$32.811245
4Chubb$65,661$31.5757
5Barry-Wehmiller$64,121$30.8311
6Arquitectonica$63,378$30.4710
7KPF$63,047$30.31
8Elkus Manfredi Arch$62,664$30.13
9Perkins Eastman$62,591$30.0923
10Tetra Tech$61,845$29.7344
11Skidmore, Owings & Merrill$61,776$29.70
12Beyer Blinder Belle$60,164$28.93
13Haynes International$59,995$28.84
14Qualcomm$59,365$28.54164
15Rafael Viñoly Architects$59,348$28.53
16CallisonRTKL$58,903$28.32
17Sasaki$58,832$28.28
18Ismael Leyva Arch$58,186$27.97
19Atmosphere$57,617$27.70
20Selldorf Architects$57,617$27.70

How Much Do Junior Architects Make In Different Industries?

Junior architect salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the technology, professional, and construction industries tend to offer much higher salaries for junior architects. For example, junior architects make a whopping average salary of $60,012 while working in the technology industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $59,570 in the professional industry and $56,581 in the construction industry.

Junior architects may want to avoid working in the education industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $55,121.

Highest Paying Industries For Junior Architects

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Technology$60,012$28.85
2Professional$59,570$28.64
3Construction$56,581$27.20
4Retail$55,494$26.68
5Education$55,121$26.50

High Paying Junior Architect Jobs

Junior Architect Salary Trends

Average Junior Architect Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Junior Architect Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$57,600$27.70+1.9%
    2021$56,500$27.17+1.7%
    2020$55,600$26.71+1.1%
    2019$54,900$26.40+2.0%
    2018$53,800$25.89+1.1%

    Recently Added Junior Architect Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Melcara CorpJunior ArchitectWhite Plains, NY05/27/2022$60,000
    Chenega MIOSJunior ArchitectColorado Springs, CO04/14/2022$72,000
    Chenega CorporationJunior ArchitectColorado Springs, CO04/12/2022$72,000
    Montroy Demarco LLPJob Captain/JR. ArchitectNew York, NY03/18/2022$65,000
    Caplan and Colaku Architecture D.P.C.Junior ArchitectNew York, NY03/09/2022$60,403
    S9 Architecture & Engineering DPCJunior ArchitectNew York, NY03/03/2022$58,500
    Chenega MIOSJunior ArchitectColorado Springs, CO02/18/2022$72,000
    Chenega CorporationJunior ArchitectColorado Springs, CO02/17/2022$72,000
    Steven M. Yang Architect LLCJunior ArchitectNew York, NY02/09/2022$62,500
    Montroy Demarco LLPJob Captain/JR. ArchitectIslandia, NY02/02/2022$62,000

    Junior Architect Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Junior Architects the most?

    Washington pays Junior Architects the most in the United States, with an average salary of $69,794 per year, or $33.55 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Junior Architect?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Junior Architect if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Alaska you should be paid close to $66,947 per year.

    What type of Junior Architect gets paid the most?

    Integration Architect gets paid the most. Integration Architect made a median salary of $112,744. The best-paid 10 percent make $133,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $95,000.

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