Learn about the types of people who become architects. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Employment Type Mix, 2024

79% of architects work in full-time roles while 21% work part-time.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2024

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming an architect. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming architects at a ratio of 2.00 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2024

55% of architects are female and 45% are male.


Gender Bias, 2024

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being an architect and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming an architect and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are significantly more men interested in becoming an architect than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of architects are White, making up 36% of the population. The next highest segments are South Asian and Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish, making up 16% and 15% respectively.