Graduate Salary
5 years
Avg Length

Architecture Requirements

Available as a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts and professional Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) program, architecture degree programs cover a variety of topics related to selecting construction sites, designing buildings and construction.

The undergraduate architecture program includes courses related to designing practical and aesthetically pleasing structures, architecture theory, project planning and environmental issues. The Master of Architecture program teaches advanced concepts dealing with designing and preserving structures, and understanding the theories and history of architecture. The Advanced Master of Architecture program is designed for people who are already architecture professionals, and want to specialize in an architectural area like urban or sustainable design.

Architecture Careers

The career trajectory of people with an Architecture degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Architecture degrees have experience in is Architect, followed by Drafter, Landscape Architect, Urban Planner, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Construction Manager, Model Maker, Civil Engineer, and Cost Estimator.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Architect 11.4% 0.3% 34.3×
Drafter 5.4% 0.2% 28.5×
Landscape Architect 1.8% 0.1% 34.6×
Urban Planner 1.7% 0.1% 17.5×
Graphic Designer 3.2% 1.4% 2.2×
Interior Designer 1.4% 0.2% 6.4×
Construction Manager 2.9% 0.2% 15.1×
Model Maker 1.2% 0.0% 44.4×
Civil Engineer 4.4% 0.3% 13.9×
Cost Estimator 1.1% 0.1% 18.5×

Architecture Salary

Architecture graduates earn on average $40k, putting them in the 60th percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
25th (bottom earners) $31k
Median (average earners) $40k
75th (top earners) $50k

Architecture Underemployment

Architecture graduates are moderately employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

Employment Type Proportion of graduates
Jobs that don't require college 46%
Part-Time 26%
Low-paying 12%

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