Question by  Snow4Life (49)

What are the starting salaries for architects?


Answer by  chrisshah (172)

Architects who are fresh out of college in the Northeast US or on the west coast can expect to start out with around $40,000. Average salary after 5 years should be around $65,000. Salaries can be lower by $5,000 - $7,000 in other parts of the country because of the lower cost of living.


Answer by  JB19 (167)

Graduates with Bachelor's degrees start at around $28,000 depending on area. This is a low paying position as there are many people who want to be architects, but not very many openings. After finding a job, working through your internship and pass all the AIA exams then as a licensed architect you could make $40,000.


Answer by  AEF (519)

In the US, architects earn between $40,000 and $50,000 in their first year, depending on the region and the degrees they hold. Starting architects with a Masters of Architecture degree will make 10% - 20% more to start than people who have only a Bachelor's degree. Relevant work experience may also increase the starting offer.

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