Architect - Federal Salaries of 2021
Pay Rates for "Architect"How much does an Architect in the federal government get paid? $120,230.23* *Based on the 2021 average.
Architect was the 188th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 770 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2021, the Public Buildings Service hired the most employees titled Architecture, with an average salary of $118,937.
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.
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
Architect Pay Distribution
The average pay for an Architect is $120,230.23. The highest paid Architect made $220,858 in 2021.
Common Architect Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Architecture Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||708|
|IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions||25|
|ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional||14|
|FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan||10|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||3|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified||3|
|SL - Senior Level Positions||3|
|SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay||2|
|EN - National Nuclear Security Administration Excepted Service Only||1|
|PG - Printing Office Grades||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$36,070.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$152,771.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Professional and Scientific|
|Occupation Family:||0800 ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE GROUP|
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 Advisor||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Transportation Industry Analysis||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Electrical Engineering||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Psychology||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Geodetic Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Architecture Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021
In 2004, the average pay for an Architect was $83,170. Since then, the average pay has increased to $120,230 in 2021.
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