Your degree doesn’t dictate your future salary, but it is a strong indicator.

After graduation, architecture graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $105,452, while the bottom 20% make closer to $41,916. The median grad salary is $66,484.

Architecture graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in architecture is $38,162, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $48,301.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

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