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Architect - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Architect"

How much does an Architect in the federal government get paid? $119,122.85* *Based on the 2020 average.

Architect was the 188th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 775 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Public Buildings Service hired the most employees titled Architecture, with an average salary of $117,833.

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 154 $117,833.02
National Park Service 115 $101,739.05
Department of State 63 $144,191.48
National Institutes of Health 41 $136,853.98
Veterans Health Administration 36 $96,629.53
Rural Housing Service 33 $101,156.52
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 31 $138,589.61
U.S. Coast Guard 31 $101,936.87
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 28 $141,054.11
Federal Emergency Management Agency 23 $100,090.61
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 13 $94,988.62
Department of Energy 12 $128,855.27
Federal Aviation Administration 12 $119,003.75
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 11 $131,347.00
Forest Service 11 $98,264.18
Federal Bureau of Investigation 10 $127,457.22
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 8 $122,355.88
Offices, Boards and Divisions 8 $139,597.75
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 7 $115,497.00
Customs and Border Protection 7 $123,198.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 7 $137,119.43
National Institute of Standards and Technology 7 $139,797.86
Goddard Space Flight Center 7 $111,770.14
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 6 $147,015.33
Environmental Protection Agency 6 $118,708.83
Indian Health Service 6 $109,924.00
National Gallery of Art 6 $152,132.50
National Cemetery Administration 5 $126,425.20
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 5 $108,139.00
Indian Affairs 4 $99,967.75
Commission of Fine Arts 4 $158,908.50
Internal Revenue Service 4 $105,419.25
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 3 $136,769.67
Presidio Trust 3 $127,692.33
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 3 $116,122.67
Social Security Administration 3 $120,916.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 3 $101,400.67
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $138,124.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $82,809.50
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $195,680.50
Departmental Administration 2 $147,599.50
Veterans Benefits Administration 2 $131,425.00
Ames Research Center 2 $132,193.50
Geological Survey 2 $112,952.50
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $67,705.50
Bureau of Land Management 2 $121,702.50
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 2 $129,403.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $119,775.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $145,578.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $137,491.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $145,578.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $97,313.00
Program Support Center 1 $166,487.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $166,487.00
National Science Foundation 1 $153,665.00
Government Printing Office 1 $123,198.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $157,709.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $142,701.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $160,630.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $121,316.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $170,800.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $137,491.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $115,388.00
Langley Research Center 1 $140,823.00

Architect Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Architect is $119,122.85. The highest paid Architect made $218,044 in 2020.

Common Architect Payscales

Payscale Number of Architecture Employees
GS - General Schedule 713
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 22
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 16
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 12
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
ES - Senior Executive Service 2
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: $34,649.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $146,757.00 / 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 ClassifyingProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Transportation Industry AnalysisAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Electrical EngineeringProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
PsychologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Geodetic TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Architecture Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for an Architect was $83,170. Since then, the average pay has increased to $119,123 in 2020.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0808.

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