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5 Highest-Paying States for Architects

Looking for a job in architecture? These five states have the highest average professional architect salaries in the U.S.

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Being a professional architects pays, though exactly how much varies depending on where in America you live. According to data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average professional architect salary in the United States is $88,860. Find out the top five states with the highest average salaries for professional architects in the U.S.

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#5: Arizona
Average Yearly Salary: $95,220

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#3: District of Columbia
Average Yearly Salary: $100,770

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#2: Massachusetts
Average Yearly Salary: $103,920

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#1: New York
Average Yearly Salary: $109,520

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 4.2 percent employment growth for architects between 2016 and 2026.

Note: All salary information is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is accurate as of May 2018.

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