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Architect - Federal Salaries of 2014

Pay Rates for "Architect"

How much does an Architect in the federal government get paid? $107,406.54* *Based on the 2014 average.

Architect was the 230th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2014, with 869 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2014, the Public Buildings Service hired the most employees titled Architecture, with an average salary of $104,628.

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 192 $104,628.04
National Park Service 124 $95,759.45
Department of State 62 $128,031.71
National Institutes of Health 54 $112,466.87
Veterans Health Administration 44 $87,154.50
Rural Housing Service 31 $89,417.74
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 29 $126,510.28
U.S. Coast Guard 27 $95,716.85
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 27 $123,952.15
Forest Service 18 $90,552.11
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 17 $118,114.24
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 16 $115,424.19
Federal Aviation Administration 15 $109,203.13
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 13 $100,288.54
Federal Bureau of Investigation 12 $115,116.00
Department of Energy 11 $118,056.18
National Gallery of Art 9 $130,088.11
Indian Health Service 9 $109,702.67
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 9 $119,393.89
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 8 $118,829.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 8 $93,633.50
Customs and Border Protection 8 $112,747.38
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 7 $101,986.71
Indian Affairs 7 $97,547.71
Goddard Space Flight Center 6 $103,149.67
Health Resources and Services Administration 6 $102,044.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 6 $128,058.00
Commission of Fine Arts 5 $128,377.80
Federal Emergency Management Agency 5 $97,238.20
Internal Revenue Service 5 $115,288.40
National Cemetery Administration 4 $113,072.25
Environmental Protection Agency 4 $126,359.00
Presidio Trust 4 $116,712.75
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 4 $118,657.75
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $99,099.75
National Institute of Standards and Technology 4 $130,399.75
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $122,980.33
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $118,067.67
Social Security Administration 3 $93,385.00
Bureau of Land Management 3 $96,802.33
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 2 $81,723.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 2 $114,618.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 2 $98,948.50
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $89,752.00
Geological Survey 2 $91,850.50
Government Printing Office 2 $98,305.00
Ames Research Center 2 $151,116.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 2 $87,217.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $165,546.50
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $107,909.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $154,160.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $113,860.00
Departmental Administration 1 $138,136.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $117,901.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $116,901.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $110,906.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $127,512.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $146,136.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $155,160.00
Program Support Center 1 $149,993.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $138,546.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $102,858.00
Langley Research Center 1 $123,695.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $145,827.00
National Science Foundation 1 $127,512.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 1 $95,243.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 1 $71,813.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 1 $87,371.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 1 $101,866.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $131,053.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $154,619.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 1 $113,904.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $137,846.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $90,906.00

Architect Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Architect is $107,406.54. The highest paid Architect made $181,500 in 2014.

Common Architect Payscales

Payscale Number of Architecture Employees
GS - General Schedule 819
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 16
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 15
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 6
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4
SL - Senior Level Positions 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
ES - Senior Executive Service 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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