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Architect - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "Architect"

How much does an Architect in the federal government get paid? $103,901.37* *Based on the 2011 average.

Architect was the 174th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 931 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2011, the Public Buildings Service hired the most employees titled Architecture, with an average salary of $100,871.

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 230 $100,870.94
National Park Service 136 $95,371.78
Department of State 52 $125,878.79
National Institutes of Health 47 $111,085.94
Veterans Health Administration 36 $84,488.78
Rural Housing Service 33 $85,636.85
U.S. Coast Guard 32 $92,091.94
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 28 $116,584.36
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 28 $119,638.21
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 22 $107,399.09
Forest Service 21 $89,589.19
Federal Aviation Administration 20 $108,590.20
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 15 $93,777.20
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 15 $118,550.40
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 14 $90,458.57
Indian Health Service 12 $104,588.75
Federal Bureau of Investigation 12 $115,131.08
Department of Energy 10 $117,447.40
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 10 $116,887.60
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 10 $118,342.20
Health Resources and Services Administration 9 $95,543.67
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 9 $105,822.67
National Gallery of Art 9 $125,860.89
Indian Affairs 8 $90,602.38
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 7 $98,994.57
Offices, Boards and Divisions 7 $125,043.43
Internal Revenue Service 6 $113,138.67
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 6 $96,230.67
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 5 $110,120.20
Commission of Fine Arts 5 $126,441.40
Environmental Protection Agency 5 $122,382.20
Goddard Space Flight Center 5 $100,649.20
Presidio Trust 4 $115,273.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 4 $116,981.25
Social Security Administration 4 $92,706.75
National Cemetery Administration 4 $111,420.00
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $120,773.33
Bureau of Land Management 3 $94,712.00
Food and Drug Administration 2 $138,824.50
Veterans Benefits Administration 2 $112,093.50
National Capital Planning Commission 2 $126,376.50
Ames Research Center 2 $147,438.00
Geological Survey 2 $85,569.50
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $83,693.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $103,184.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 2 $97,368.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 2 $111,810.00
Ous for Science and Technology 2 $126,562.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $112,602.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 1 $94,300.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $105,377.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 1 $103,566.00
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
Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $109,807.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $81,823.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $140,259.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $137,771.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $106,989.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $115,742.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 1 $81,946.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $112,774.00
Departmental Administration 1 $141,671.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $127,251.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $148,510.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $101,676.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $94,179.00
Langley Research Center 1 $119,249.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $132,009.00
National Science Foundation 1 $115,731.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $113,484.00

Architect Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Architect is $103,901.37. The highest paid Architect made $179,700 in 2011.

Common Architect Payscales

Payscale Number of Architecture Employees
GS - General Schedule 877
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 18
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 16
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
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 2
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 1
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 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 2018

In 2004, the average pay for an Architect was $83,170. Since then, the average pay has increased to $111,975 in 2018.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0808.

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