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Architect - Federal Salaries of 2005

Pay Rates for "Architect"

How much does an Architect in the federal government get paid? $87,671.64* *Based on the 2005 average.

Architect was the 184th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2005, with 808 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2005, the Public Buildings Service hired the most employees titled Architecture, with an average salary of $87,469.

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 173 $87,469.20
National Park Service 150 $79,239.34
Department of State 49 $104,982.67
Veterans Health Administration 39 $82,481.66
U.S. Coast Guard 34 $77,792.35
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 32 $90,570.75
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 30 $95,188.73
Rural Housing Service 25 $76,809.56
National Institutes of Health 22 $103,933.77
Forest Service 20 $75,373.25
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 18 $84,763.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 15 $78,393.60
Department of Energy 15 $91,976.93
Federal Aviation Administration 14 $99,046.07
Indian Health Service 13 $85,389.23
Indian Affairs 12 $76,443.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 10 $91,367.10
Customs and Border Protection 10 $89,254.30
National Gallery of Art 9 $95,441.11
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 9 $96,298.22
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 9 $83,640.89
Offices, Boards and Divisions 8 $98,679.13
Internal Revenue Service 8 $91,516.63
Bureau of Land Management 6 $85,366.50
Federal Bureau of Investigation 5 $90,243.00
Environmental Protection Agency 5 $98,516.00
National Cemetery Administration 4 $89,084.75
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $94,996.75
Presidio Trust 3 $101,101.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 3 $97,051.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 3 $91,354.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 3 $92,526.67
National Capital Planning Commission 3 $97,438.67
Social Security Administration 3 $92,228.33
Commission of Fine Arts 3 $92,123.00
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $98,949.00
Departmental Administration 2 $113,409.00
Ous Management 2 $101,625.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 2 $90,982.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 2 $111,936.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 2 $117,809.00
Geological Survey 2 $76,508.00
Ames Research Center 2 $118,772.50
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $115,319.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $97,206.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $114,882.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $93,032.00
Departmental Offices 1 $106,044.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $87,244.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $94,721.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $108,990.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $89,736.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $97,213.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 1 $97,213.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $94,721.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $117,408.00
Government Printing Office 1 $97,213.00
Bureau of Reclamation 1 $76,813.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 1 $77,522.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $83,213.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 1 $81,106.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 1 $90,270.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 1 $83,092.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $97,206.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $96,974.00

Architect Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Architect is $87,671.64. The highest paid Architect made $156,700 in 2005.

Common Architect Payscales

Payscale Number of Architecture Employees
GS - General Schedule 765
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 19
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 11
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 1
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1
SL - Senior Level Positions 1
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
ES - Senior Executive Service 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,903.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / 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 2019

In 2004, the average pay for an Architect was $83,170. Since then, the average pay has increased to $116,429 in 2019.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0808.

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