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Architect - Federal Salaries of 2015

Pay Rates for "Architect"

How much does an Architect in the federal government get paid? $106,815.27* *Based on the 2015 average.

Architect was the 193rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2015, with 776 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2015, the Public Buildings Service hired the most employees titled Architecture, with an average salary of $105,972.

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 184 $105,971.76
National Park Service 114 $96,585.70
National Institutes of Health 53 $116,365.51
Veterans Health Administration 44 $88,058.16
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 34 $118,486.47
U.S. Coast Guard 30 $96,738.87
Rural Housing Service 29 $90,739.72
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 28 $129,430.11
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 17 $120,440.41
Federal Aviation Administration 16 $109,685.13
Forest Service 16 $92,256.06
Federal Emergency Management Agency 14 $95,654.36
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 12 $98,620.17
Federal Bureau of Investigation 11 $118,872.55
National Gallery of Art 9 $136,229.33
Department of Energy 9 $120,064.56
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 8 $91,635.88
Offices, Boards and Divisions 8 $119,127.88
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 8 $109,915.71
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 7 $117,722.00
Indian Affairs 7 $92,677.29
Environmental Protection Agency 7 $123,064.43
Commission of Fine Arts 6 $119,685.83
Indian Health Service 6 $113,759.33
Customs and Border Protection 6 $117,676.67
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 6 $113,337.83
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 5 $121,784.80
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 5 $104,120.60
National Cemetery Administration 5 $110,539.00
Internal Revenue Service 4 $117,308.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 4 $105,873.25
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $103,085.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 4 $125,829.75
Presidio Trust 3 $111,465.00
Social Security Administration 3 $97,965.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $121,635.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 3 $108,391.00
Bureau of Land Management 3 $98,607.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 2 $88,486.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 2 $90,107.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 2 $115,578.50
Geological Survey 2 $94,164.00
Government Printing Office 2 $99,296.00
Ames Research Center 2 $152,374.00
National Capital Planning Commission 2 $109,669.50
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $166,961.50
U.S. Marshals Service 2 $127,282.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $98,538.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 1 $96,203.00
Bureau of Reclamation 1 $83,218.00
National Science Foundation 1 $128,790.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $110,902.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $86,773.00
Langley Research Center 1 $124,936.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $105,369.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $156,705.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $114,694.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $112,014.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 1 $102,894.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $132,368.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $158,700.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 1 $115,041.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $139,227.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $139,523.00
Program Support Center 1 $151,496.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $157,205.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $148,523.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $138,871.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $118,069.00
Departmental Administration 1 $139,523.00

Architect Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Architect is $106,815.27. The highest paid Architect made $202,636 in 2015.

Common Architect Payscales

Payscale Number of Architecture Employees
GS - General Schedule 719
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 16
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 15
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 10
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 4
SL - Senior Level Positions 4
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 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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