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Architect - Federal Salaries of 2008

Pay Rates for "Architect"

How much does an Architect in the federal government get paid? $98,212.41* *Based on the 2008 average.

Architect was the 182nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2008, with 823 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2008, the Public Buildings Service hired the most employees titled Architecture, with an average salary of $96,768.

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 191 $96,768.05
National Park Service 134 $90,244.37
Veterans Health Administration 48 $91,190.48
Department of State 48 $118,515.34
National Institutes of Health 32 $105,087.69
U.S. Coast Guard 32 $84,925.81
Rural Housing Service 30 $81,918.40
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 29 $109,083.17
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 22 $109,582.82
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 19 $101,283.37
Forest Service 18 $82,802.83
Federal Aviation Administration 14 $111,055.86
Indian Health Service 13 $95,367.77
Customs and Border Protection 13 $93,221.46
Department of Energy 12 $106,118.33
Indian Affairs 11 $85,188.45
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 11 $87,530.91
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 11 $109,470.45
National Gallery of Art 10 $109,338.20
Offices, Boards and Divisions 10 $111,506.20
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 8 $102,551.25
Federal Bureau of Investigation 7 $106,956.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 7 $91,256.14
Internal Revenue Service 6 $101,429.33
Commission of Fine Arts 5 $115,541.00
National Capital Planning Commission 4 $109,724.50
National Cemetery Administration 4 $100,098.25
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 4 $98,274.50
Bureau of Land Management 4 $96,807.75
Environmental Protection Agency 4 $116,722.75
Presidio Trust 4 $104,436.25
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 3 $103,694.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 3 $106,323.00
Social Security Administration 3 $77,637.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 3 $111,932.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 3 $91,742.00
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $112,784.33
Office of Secretary of Labor 2 $110,983.00
Food and Drug Administration 2 $131,567.00
Ames Research Center 2 $136,131.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $102,167.50
Departmental Administration 2 $128,188.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 2 $96,000.00
Science and Technology Directorate 2 $109,372.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 2 $99,339.00
Geological Survey 1 $87,546.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 1 $107,854.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $107,854.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $132,442.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $88,493.00
Langley Research Center 1 $110,137.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $87,421.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $132,694.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $114,372.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $127,442.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $102,847.00
Departmental Offices 1 $124,175.00
Bureau of Reclamation 1 $87,064.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 1 $86,786.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $96,903.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 1 $89,085.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 1 $101,688.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 1 $94,802.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $114,372.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $134,538.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 1 $99,907.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $107,854.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $102,705.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $111,104.00

Architect Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Architect is $98,212.41. The highest paid Architect made $206,640 in 2008.

Common Architect Payscales

Payscale Number of Architecture Employees
GS - General Schedule 775
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 13
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 11
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 11
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 3
ES - Senior Executive Service 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 2

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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