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Architect - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "Architect"

How much does an Architect in the federal government get paid? $100,104.37* *Based on the 2009 average.

Architect was the 178th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 884 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2009, the Public Buildings Service hired the most employees titled Architecture, with an average salary of $96,111.

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 220 $96,111.48
National Park Service 138 $90,925.41
Veterans Health Administration 49 $96,156.31
Department of State 45 $124,731.71
National Institutes of Health 37 $107,440.84
U.S. Coast Guard 32 $88,413.06
Rural Housing Service 32 $82,664.66
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 30 $114,059.27
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 21 $114,983.71
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 21 $102,951.29
Forest Service 20 $85,859.25
Federal Aviation Administration 18 $107,567.89
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 14 $87,977.21
Indian Health Service 13 $99,818.62
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 11 $116,358.45
Customs and Border Protection 10 $96,997.50
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 10 $111,949.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 10 $95,117.80
Offices, Boards and Divisions 10 $119,112.30
Department of Energy 10 $114,981.30
Federal Bureau of Investigation 9 $110,076.67
National Gallery of Art 9 $119,698.22
Indian Affairs 9 $88,604.78
Health Resources and Services Administration 7 $80,339.14
Internal Revenue Service 7 $107,847.14
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 6 $99,105.67
Commission of Fine Arts 5 $120,505.20
Environmental Protection Agency 5 $118,480.40
Presidio Trust 4 $109,979.25
Goddard Space Flight Center 4 $84,328.50
Social Security Administration 4 $85,766.25
National Cemetery Administration 4 $105,927.50
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 4 $105,270.75
Bureau of Land Management 4 $100,972.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 3 $112,011.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 3 $109,569.67
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $118,371.33
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 3 $116,990.67
National Institute of Standards and Technology 3 $96,139.00
National Capital Planning Commission 3 $120,918.67
Science and Technology Directorate 2 $112,682.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 2 $103,190.50
Geological Survey 2 $80,601.50
Ames Research Center 2 $144,347.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $119,844.00
Bureau of Reclamation 1 $89,538.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $133,543.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $133,543.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $126,693.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 1 $105,696.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $145,497.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $119,844.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 1 $98,777.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 1 $106,019.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 1 $92,594.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $103,826.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 1 $90,346.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $141,919.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $95,105.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $78,629.00
Langley Research Center 1 $114,016.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $119,844.00
Departmental Offices 1 $130,118.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $105,124.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $101,416.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $113,007.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 1 $113,007.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $113,007.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $113,583.00
Departmental Administration 1 $133,543.00

Architect Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Architect is $100,104.37. The highest paid Architect made $177,000 in 2009.

Common Architect Payscales

Payscale Number of Architecture Employees
GS - General Schedule 831
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 16
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 14
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 10
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4
ES - Senior Executive Service 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 2
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 2
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 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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