Architects' Average Salary In The San Jose Area And In California ?
Q: Can somebody give me some statistics about the average salaries of intern-architects and experienced licenced architects in California in general and in the San Jose are in particular ? AFAIK, the *NATION-WIDE* average salary for intern-architects was $24,500 in 1992 and that for licenced architects with 8-10 year experience was $37,000 in 1992. That seems pretty low as compared to the average salary of engineers. Thanks for any info.
A: -For comparison, our BS in architectural engineering grads usually start in the $30 to 34 K range. I don't have hard data on their salaries later, but from ads for new hires with 5-10 years experience I would guess $50 - 60 K. You can learn more about architectural engineering by visiting the web site of the National Society of Architectural Engineers (NSAE) at: http://www.arce.ukans.edu/nsae/main.htm or by visiting our department's home pages at: http://www.arce.ukans.edu/arce/arce.htm -As an employer in Los Angeles, the average salaries noted above are essentially correct (although 8 to 10 years of existence in the field of architecture tends to begat varying degrees of experience and therefore varying levels of compensation).
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