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.
869 EMPLOYEES
$93.23M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

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
Bureau of Immigration & 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
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 8 $112,747.38
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 8 $93,633.50
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
Internal Revenue Service 5 $115,288.40
Federal Emergency Management Agency 5 $97,238.20
Commission of Fine Arts 5 $128,377.80
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
National Cemetery Administration 4 $113,072.25
Environmental Protection Agency 4 $126,359.00
Social Security Administration 3 $93,385.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $118,067.67
Bureau of Land Management 3 $96,802.33
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $122,980.33
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
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
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $131,053.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $113,860.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 1 $101,866.00
Departmental Administration 1 $138,136.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 1 $87,371.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $117,901.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 1 $71,813.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $116,901.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 1 $95,243.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $110,906.00
National Science Foundation 1 $127,512.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $127,512.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $145,827.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $146,136.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $90,906.00
Langley Research Center 1 $123,695.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $155,160.00
Ous for Science and Technology 1 $137,846.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $102,858.00
Program Support Center 1 $149,993.00
Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $113,904.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $107,909.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $138,546.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $154,619.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $154,160.00

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: $33,567.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $142,180.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific
Occupation Family: 0800 ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE GROUP

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 ExaminingProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
DispatchingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Naval ArchitectureProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
GeographyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Health PhysicsProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

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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