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Architect - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Architect"

How much does an Architect in the federal government get paid? $112,433.78* *Based on the 2017 average.

Architect was the 195th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 769 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Public Buildings Service hired the most employees titled Architecture, with an average salary of $107,869.

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 176 $107,868.60
National Park Service 108 $97,080.24
Department of State 63 $129,757.84
National Institutes of Health 48 $124,100.56
Veterans Health Administration 38 $95,038.05
Rural Housing Service 34 $93,121.44
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 33 $128,001.24
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 28 $131,638.64
Forest Service 17 $95,420.59
Federal Aviation Administration 16 $109,404.06
Department of Energy 12 $119,341.67
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 12 $125,221.75
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 11 $92,363.91
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 10 $105,565.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 9 $99,040.78
Offices, Boards and Divisions 9 $125,260.67
Federal Bureau of Investigation 9 $123,464.67
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 8 $113,092.13
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 8 $119,693.38
Environmental Protection Agency 7 $118,940.57
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 7 $135,369.71
Indian Health Service 6 $101,052.17
National Gallery of Art 6 $152,983.50
Indian Affairs 6 $95,116.17
Goddard Space Flight Center 6 $110,204.33
National Institute of Standards and Technology 5 $142,012.40
National Cemetery Administration 5 $122,768.00
Commission of Fine Arts 4 $146,325.75
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $118,984.75
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 4 $112,000.50
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $126,486.00
Internal Revenue Service 3 $107,156.00
Social Security Administration 3 $105,528.67
Presidio Trust 3 $119,895.00
Bureau of Land Management 3 $105,107.67
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 3 $132,769.67
Geological Survey 3 $110,147.33
Veterans Benefits Administration 2 $126,958.00
Program Support Center 2 $163,650.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $184,272.50
National Capital Planning Commission 2 $119,781.50
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 2 $86,989.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 2 $86,648.50
Ames Research Center 2 $159,862.00
Customs and Border Protection 2 $116,022.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 2 $104,775.50
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $101,477.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $116,914.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $161,900.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $131,767.00
Langley Research Center 1 $131,833.00
National Science Foundation 1 $138,160.00
Government Printing Office 1 $110,595.00
Bureau of Reclamation 1 $96,568.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 1 $123,584.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $161,900.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $141,894.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $102,979.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $147,120.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $130,692.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $110,595.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $145,629.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $104,975.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $155,629.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $149,337.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $130,692.00

Architect Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Architect is $112,433.78. The highest paid Architect made $197,000 in 2017.

Common Architect Payscales

Payscale Number of Architecture Employees
GS - General Schedule 714
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 16
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 16
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 8
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
ES - Senior Executive Service 2
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 2
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 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

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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