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US News and World Report's Best Job Ratings Find "Very Solid" Outlook for Architecture

US News and World Report's Best Job Ratings Find "Very Solid" Outlook for Architecture
US News and World Report's Best Job Ratings Find "Very Solid" Outlook for Architecture, The Offices of ALA Architects. Image © Marc Goodwin
The Offices of ALA Architects. Image © Marc Goodwin

The US News and World Report has released their 2017 list of “Best Jobs,” based on a variety of criteria including salary, employment rate, growth potential, future job prospects, stress level and work-life balance.

Despite describing the job outlook for architects as “very solid,” overall, architecture finished outside out of the top 100, coming in 7th (out of 8) in the “Engineering Jobs” category. Find out the expected salaries for architects and which cities pay their architects the best, after the break.

The report found the median annual wage for architects to be $76,100 (over the survey period of 2015), with the top 10 percent in the profession bringing in about $125,520, and the bottom 10 percent making approximately $46,080.

Architecture rated well in employment, with an unemployment rate of just 1.9%. Under the categories of Upward Mobility (Opportunities for advancements and salary) and Flexibility (Alternative working schedule and work life balance), the report rated the profession as “average.” Stress levels, on the other hand, were rated as “above average.”

The report also listed the best paying cities for architects, which tended to be located in dense municipalities in the most populated states. The top five were as follows:

  • West Palm Beach, Florida – average salary: $117,870
  • Santa Barbara, California – $115,340
  • Oxnard, California – $113,550
  • Syracuse, New York – $103,110
  • Oakland, California – $102,160

To see the report in full, visit the US News and World Report’s website, here.

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Cite: AD Editorial Team. "US News and World Report's Best Job Ratings Find "Very Solid" Outlook for Architecture" 31 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/868330/us-news-and-world-reports-best-job-ratings-find-very-solid-outlook-for-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884
The Offices of ALA Architects. Image © Marc Goodwin

《美国新闻和世界报道》公布最佳工作排名——建筑行业前景“非常稳固”