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How much money does an architect make?

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According to the 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average median salary of an architect is $73,090 per year, or $35.14 per hour. The top 10 percent of the profession make about $118,230 per year, the bottom 10 percent make $44,600 per year. The middle 50 percent of architects make a salary that ranges between $53,480 and $91,870 per year. The average annual salary for architects varies greatly depending upon education, skill, levels of experience and location.

As of 2012, the top paying cities for architects are Beaumont, Texas ($116,960), Santa Cruz, California ($113,840) and Bridgeport, Connecticut ($113,050). Architects that work as managers or in private sectors typically make more than those that work in public sectors.


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