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Architect - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Architect"

How much does an Architect in the federal government get paid? $102,559.65* *Based on the 2010 average.

Architect was the 174th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 939 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the Public Buildings Service hired the most employees titled Architecture, with an average salary of $98,109.

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 235 $98,108.61
National Park Service 142 $93,836.59
Department of State 46 $127,557.28
National Institutes of Health 43 $111,735.51
Veterans Health Administration 37 $83,640.03
U.S. Coast Guard 32 $91,768.09
Rural Housing Service 32 $85,399.66
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 31 $118,575.16
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 25 $113,499.24
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 24 $106,530.08
Forest Service 21 $88,918.33
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 20 $118,341.35
Federal Aviation Administration 19 $109,058.95
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 15 $90,842.13
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 15 $91,117.80
Department of Energy 12 $115,098.42
Federal Bureau of Investigation 11 $111,910.18
Indian Health Service 11 $106,671.91
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 10 $121,014.20
Offices, Boards and Divisions 10 $121,777.20
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 10 $115,712.90
Health Resources and Services Administration 9 $92,098.44
Customs and Border Protection 9 $107,097.56
Indian Affairs 9 $92,045.89
National Gallery of Art 8 $121,654.88
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 7 $97,666.29
Internal Revenue Service 6 $113,305.33
Commission of Fine Arts 5 $124,879.40
National Institute of Standards and Technology 5 $98,562.60
Environmental Protection Agency 5 $121,926.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 5 $98,778.80
Social Security Administration 5 $91,795.80
National Cemetery Administration 4 $111,870.00
Bureau of Land Management 4 $97,317.25
Goddard Space Flight Center 4 $91,012.75
Presidio Trust 4 $114,960.50
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 3 $111,778.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 3 $111,313.33
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $121,856.67
Veterans Benefits Administration 2 $107,942.50
National Capital Planning Commission 2 $124,128.50
Ames Research Center 2 $147,073.00
Geological Survey 2 $84,219.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 2 $104,965.50
Science and Technology Directorate 2 $122,724.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $110,722.50
Food and Drug Administration 2 $140,596.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $136,771.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $126,251.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $144,585.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $101,476.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $92,591.00
Langley Research Center 1 $116,027.00
National Science Foundation 1 $115,731.00
Bureau of Reclamation 1 $93,707.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 1 $91,882.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $105,377.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 1 $94,551.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 1 $107,659.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 1 $100,859.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $126,251.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $148,510.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 1 $109,807.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $140,259.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $139,771.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $115,742.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $113,310.00
Departmental Administration 1 $139,271.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $108,339.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $115,742.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $108,269.00

Architect Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Architect is $102,559.65. The highest paid Architect made $179,700 in 2010.

Common Architect Payscales

Payscale Number of Architecture Employees
GS - General Schedule 886
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 17
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 15
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 8
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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