On this gloomy, rainy Chicago monday, I thought I would pick up your mood with some promising news…architect pay is on it’s way up!
According to the DesignIntelligence Compensation and Benefits Survey 2012, architect salaries and bonuses are rising among architecture and design firms. While I can’t reveal much information because, well, the report costs $90, here is a finding they did reveal:
“An architect with 20-plus years of professional experience is likely to earn $101,101 in salary plus a 5.6 percent bonus, for total annual compensation of $106,769.”
Excellent! Although we have to wait 20 years to see that income, that figure shows the potential for steady growth as we gain experience in the design field. Not too shabby if you ask me!
Have a great week!