Sluggish Gains in Architect Compensation

AIAU.S. architecture firms have experienced modest improvements in business conditions over the last two years that has resulted in very small gains in compensation levels for staffs. Between 2001 and 2013, the average total compensation increases for architecture positions were only slightly more than one percent per year, according to the 2013 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Compensation Survey.

Average compensation    2013 2011 2008
Senior design/
project management staff
99,400    94,900    98,800   
Architects/designers 73,000 71,600 71,600
Interns 47,000 47,300 45,400


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