Compensation Survey Salary Calculator

This AIA salary calculator includes data for full-time architectural staff employees at AIA member firms in the U.S. with three or more architectural staff employees. Data is current as of Jan. 1, 2021.

Note that salaries found in this calculator are not adjusted for specific factors that may affect salary like exact location, firm size, firm type, and other factors. These salaries are broad averages and ranges only, and may vary substantially based on your location, years of experience, specific job duties and/or other factors. These salaries are intended as a broad guide only.

The full 2021 AIA Compensation Report has more insights and information, such as compensation for 26 other positions at architectural firms, details on benefits packages, and select state and metro area salaries. Visit for details on how to order the report, either in its entirety, by region, or for the top metro areas. Information on salaries at small firms (fewer than 3 architectural staff employees and/or those classified as a sole proprietorship) can be found at

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