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Architect - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Architect"

How much does an Architect in the federal government get paid? $109,114.58* *Based on the 2016 average.
791 EMPLOYEES
$86.09M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Architect was the 195th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 791 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Public Buildings Service hired the most employees titled Architecture, with an average salary of $103,781.

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 177 $103,780.62
National Park Service 115 $96,838.25
Department of State 65 $126,955.28
National Institutes of Health 51 $119,203.06
Veterans Health Administration 41 $88,795.43
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 34 $122,378.09
Rural Housing Service 31 $90,924.29
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 28 $131,818.54
Forest Service 18 $95,000.00
Federal Aviation Administration 15 $107,571.67
Federal Emergency Management Agency 15 $94,449.33
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 14 $121,567.57
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 12 $101,930.08
Federal Bureau of Investigation 12 $118,818.75
Department of Energy 11 $118,017.73
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 9 $92,934.89
Offices, Boards and Divisions 9 $119,405.44
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 8 $111,566.00
National Gallery of Art 8 $140,673.88
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 8 $106,925.38
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 7 $123,354.00
Indian Health Service 7 $96,529.86
National Institute of Standards and Technology 6 $133,144.67
Indian Affairs 6 $91,991.33
Environmental Protection Agency 6 $124,609.17
National Cemetery Administration 5 $116,124.40
Commission of Fine Arts 5 $134,217.60
Goddard Space Flight Center 4 $110,029.75
Presidio Trust 4 $123,318.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $110,614.75
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $124,616.00
Social Security Administration 3 $99,349.33
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 3 $127,202.67
Customs and Border Protection 3 $117,440.33
Bureau of Land Management 3 $102,801.67
Internal Revenue Service 3 $120,169.00
Geological Survey 2 $97,094.50
National Capital Planning Commission 2 $111,268.50
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 2 $76,147.50
Ames Research Center 2 $155,100.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $175,832.50
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 2 $89,802.00
U.S. Marshals Service 2 $130,674.50
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 2 $92,888.50
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $86,329.50
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $157,971.00
National Science Foundation 1 $130,666.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $151,555.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 1 $119,794.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $106,835.00
Program Support Center 1 $155,202.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $161,065.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $119,794.00
Government Printing Office 1 $100,736.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $162,800.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $123,406.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $123,406.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $140,892.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $75,812.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $117,712.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $101,361.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $137,926.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $144,767.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $141,555.00
Langley Research Center 1 $126,397.00

Architect Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Architect is $109,114.58. The highest paid Architect made $195,095 in 2016.

Common Architect Payscales

Payscale Number of Architecture Employees
GS - General Schedule 731
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 17
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 15
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 14
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 2
ES - Senior Executive Service 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 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
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 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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