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Architect - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Architect"

How much does an Architect in the federal government get paid? $109,114.58* *Based on the 2016 average.

Architect was the 195th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 791 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Public Buildings Service hired the most employees titled Architecture, with an average salary of $105,972.

Government Architecture jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Architecture job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired an Architect

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Public Buildings Service 184 $105,971.76
National Park Service 114 $96,585.70
National Institutes of Health 53 $116,365.51
Veterans Health Administration 44 $88,058.16
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 34 $118,486.47
U.S. Coast Guard 30 $96,738.87
Rural Housing Service 29 $90,739.72
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 28 $129,430.11
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 17 $120,440.41
Forest Service 16 $92,256.06
Federal Aviation Administration 16 $109,685.13
Federal Emergency Management Agency 14 $95,654.36
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 12 $98,620.17
Federal Bureau of Investigation 11 $118,872.55
Department of Energy 9 $120,064.56
National Gallery of Art 9 $136,229.33
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 8 $109,915.71
Offices, Boards and Divisions 8 $119,127.88
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 8 $91,635.88
Indian Affairs 7 $92,677.29
Environmental Protection Agency 7 $123,064.43
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 7 $117,722.00
Commission of Fine Arts 6 $119,685.83
Indian Health Service 6 $113,759.33
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 6 $117,676.67
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 6 $113,337.83
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 5 $121,784.80
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 5 $104,120.60
National Cemetery Administration 5 $110,539.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 4 $105,873.25
Internal Revenue Service 4 $117,308.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $103,085.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 4 $125,829.75
Presidio Trust 3 $111,465.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 3 $108,391.00
Bureau of Land Management 3 $98,607.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $121,635.00
Social Security Administration 3 $97,965.00
Government Printing Office 2 $99,296.00
Ames Research Center 2 $152,374.00
National Capital Planning Commission 2 $109,669.50
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $166,961.50
U.S. Marshals Service 2 $127,282.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 2 $88,486.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 2 $90,107.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 2 $115,578.50
Geological Survey 2 $94,164.00
Departmental Administration 1 $139,523.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $158,700.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $118,069.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $132,368.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $114,694.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 1 $102,894.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $112,014.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $98,538.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $138,871.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 1 $96,203.00
National Science Foundation 1 $128,790.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $148,523.00
Bureau of Reclamation 1 $83,218.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $110,902.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $157,205.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $86,773.00
Program Support Center 1 $151,496.00
Langley Research Center 1 $124,936.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $139,523.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $105,369.00
Ous for Science and Technology 1 $139,227.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $156,705.00
Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $115,041.00

Architect Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Architect is $109,114.58. The highest paid Architect made $195,095 in 2016.

Common Architect Payscales

Payscale Number of Architecture Employees
GS - General Schedule 731
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 17
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 15
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 14
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 2
ES - Senior Executive Service 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 1

Starting Paygrade: $32,264.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $136,659.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Architecture jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Patent ExaminingProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
DispatchingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Naval ArchitectureProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
GeographyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Health PhysicsProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average Architecture Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for an Architect was $83,170. Since then, the average pay has increased to $109,115 in 2016.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0808.

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