How much money does an architect make?
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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.

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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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