The salary range for architects may vary widely based on experience, skills and duties performed. Architectural interns can expect to make an average of $62,000 per year. An entry-level architect at a public firm with less than one year of experience can expect to earn an average of $42,330 per year. With one to two years of experience and the ability to prepare estimates and building plans, an architect may make an average of $46,167 annually.
An architect with a bachelor’s degree and four years of experience can typically produce more complete projects that display creativity and familiarity with various procedures and concepts. These architects earn an average of $60,000 per year. Finally, an architect with five years of experience and the ability to complete complex projects with little supervision will make an average of $73,586 per year. In private firms, architects can earn as much as $300,000 per year and receive bonuses of up to $400,000 per year.
Landscape architects must have an eye for design that uses plants, trees, soil, walkways, fountains, outdoor sculptures and sunlight patterns in creative ways. A landscape architect with five years of experience can expect to make an average of $53,100 per year. With eight years of experience, the average salary rises to $62,000. After ten years, the average salary of a landscape architect is $77,000 annually.
Interior architects combine the principles of industrial and interior design to create useful and creative interior spaces. While the average income in this field may vary due to location, experience, benefits and company, the average salary for interior architects is $65,000 per year. Entry-level professionals earn an average of $41,000 per year but those with considerable experience may earn as much as $119,000 per year.