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Architect - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Architect"

How much does an Architect in the federal government get paid? $104,161.45* *Based on the 2012 average.

Architect was the 177th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 914 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the Public Buildings Service hired the most employees titled Architecture, with an average salary of $101,535.

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 213 $101,534.54
National Park Service 138 $93,870.11
Department of State 58 $121,966.45
National Institutes of Health 49 $112,287.04
Veterans Health Administration 36 $85,457.94
Rural Housing Service 32 $86,963.28
U.S. Coast Guard 30 $92,278.20
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 28 $120,770.21
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 27 $119,319.37
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 20 $111,682.75
Forest Service 20 $89,505.85
Federal Aviation Administration 18 $106,902.61
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 17 $114,532.29
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 16 $97,270.19
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 13 $90,264.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 12 $115,932.83
Department of Energy 10 $115,676.10
Indian Health Service 10 $105,598.30
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 9 $113,466.11
National Gallery of Art 9 $127,822.56
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 9 $117,437.11
Customs and Border Protection 9 $107,312.00
Indian Affairs 8 $92,050.38
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 7 $99,359.43
Health Resources and Services Administration 7 $98,213.29
Offices, Boards and Divisions 7 $126,311.86
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 6 $111,011.50
Internal Revenue Service 6 $114,047.67
Commission of Fine Arts 5 $125,085.00
Environmental Protection Agency 4 $124,763.50
National Institute of Standards and Technology 4 $119,203.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 4 $86,915.75
Goddard Space Flight Center 4 $95,211.50
Social Security Administration 4 $94,561.25
Veterans Benefits Administration 4 $105,350.00
National Cemetery Administration 4 $112,296.75
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 3 $93,888.33
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $120,773.33
Federal Emergency Management Agency 3 $100,184.67
Presidio Trust 3 $128,372.67
Bureau of Land Management 3 $88,260.67
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 2 $97,368.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 2 $93,769.50
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $84,924.00
Ames Research Center 2 $149,026.00
National Capital Planning Commission 2 $127,674.50
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 2 $146,447.50
Food and Drug Administration 2 $140,887.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 2 $95,459.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 2 $111,810.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $137,134.00
Langley Research Center 1 $119,249.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $97,216.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $104,651.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $148,510.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $126,251.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $122,744.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $141,771.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $128,900.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 1 $109,807.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $152,635.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $126,251.00
National Science Foundation 1 $119,238.00
Geological Survey 1 $97,333.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 1 $94,300.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $108,304.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 1 $57,408.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 1 $100,859.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $113,859.00
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 $87,350.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $116,492.00
Departmental Administration 1 $137,819.00

Architect Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Architect is $104,161.45. The highest paid Architect made $179,700 in 2012.

Common Architect Payscales

Payscale Number of Architecture Employees
GS - General Schedule 864
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 16
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 16
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 8
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
ES - Senior Executive Service 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 2
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 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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