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Architect - Federal Salaries of 2019

Pay Rates for "Architect"

How much does an Architect in the federal government get paid? $116,428.94* *Based on the 2019 average.
753 EMPLOYEES
$86.62M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Architect was the 194th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2019, with 753 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2019, the Public Buildings Service hired the most employees titled Architecture, with an average salary of $113,446.

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 163 $113,445.76
National Park Service 97 $101,771.33
Department of State 59 $137,254.03
National Institutes of Health 41 $131,919.29
Veterans Health Administration 37 $92,523.78
U.S. Coast Guard 33 $100,806.55
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 33 $131,984.27
Rural Housing Service 31 $98,803.65
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 29 $137,826.07
Federal Aviation Administration 15 $111,746.53
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 12 $93,883.08
Department of Energy 12 $126,786.73
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 11 $128,260.36
Forest Service 10 $98,342.90
Federal Bureau of Investigation 10 $116,945.11
Offices, Boards and Divisions 9 $132,636.33
Federal Emergency Management Agency 9 $99,540.11
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 9 $115,697.43
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 8 $121,058.63
National Gallery of Art 7 $149,436.29
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 7 $122,553.29
Goddard Space Flight Center 7 $106,519.57
National Cemetery Administration 6 $126,612.67
National Institute of Standards and Technology 6 $144,892.17
Customs and Border Protection 6 $125,615.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 6 $138,189.67
Indian Health Service 6 $111,363.83
Environmental Protection Agency 6 $114,150.67
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 5 $134,586.40
Presidio Trust 4 $103,708.50
Commission of Fine Arts 4 $153,331.50
U.S. Marshals Service 4 $132,299.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 4 $118,626.50
Indian Affairs 3 $91,920.67
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 3 $87,287.33
Geological Survey 3 $115,161.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 3 $127,609.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 2 $102,376.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $132,229.00
National Capital Planning Commission 2 $127,263.00
Departmental Administration 2 $140,631.50
Veterans Benefits Administration 2 $117,948.50
Internal Revenue Service 2 $94,025.50
Social Security Administration 2 $105,782.50
Bureau of Land Management 2 $112,997.00
Government Printing Office 1 $115,699.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $156,176.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 1 $115,699.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $152,352.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $115,699.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $160,822.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $142,443.00
Ames Research Center 1 $165,346.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $136,725.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $152,352.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $127,703.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 1 $208,797.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $166,500.00
Langley Research Center 1 $136,554.00
National Science Foundation 1 $144,538.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $166,500.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $99,172.00
Department of Veterans Affairs 1 $66,386.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $122,310.00

Architect Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Architect is $116,428.94. The highest paid Architect made $208,797 in 2019.

Common Architect Payscales

Payscale Number of Architecture Employees
GS - General Schedule 701
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 17
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 15
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 8
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 4
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
ES - Senior Executive Service 2
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 1
EN - National Nuclear Security Administration Excepted Service Only 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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