How much does an Architect I make in the United States? The average Architect I salary in the United States is $62,244 as of November 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $57,765 and $67,159. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Architect I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Architect I Salary $53,688 US November 27, 2023
25th Percentile Architect I Salary $57,765 US November 27, 2023
50th Percentile Architect I Salary $62,244 US November 27, 2023
75th Percentile Architect I Salary $67,159 US November 27, 2023
90th Percentile Architect I Salary $71,634 US November 27, 2023
25% $57,765 10% $53,688 90% $71,634 75% $67,159 $62,244 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Architect I

Architect I performs design computations, compiles data, and completes elementary architectural assignments. Prepares project estimates and architectural plans as requested. Being an Architect I inspects structures in the field. Requires a bachelor's degree of architecture. Additionally, Architect I typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Requires a state architect's license. The Architect I works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. To be an Architect I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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