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AIA Economics Frequently Asked Questions

When will the next Compensation Report/Firm Survey Report be released?

The newly updated Firm Survey report, The Business of Architecture: An AIA Survey Report on Firm Characteristics, was released in September 2014. The report is published every two years. The next report will be released in 2016.

The most recent Compensation Report was released in August 2015. The report is updated and published every two years. The next report will be released in 2017.

How can I purchase the Compensation Report or the Firm Survey Report?

The reports are all available through the AIA bookstore, and are available in PDF format only.

You may also place an order by calling 800-242-3837, option #4.

Are topline numbers from the Compensation Report/Firm Survey Report available?

Topline information can be found in report overviews:

2014 AIA Firm Survey Report Overview

2015 AIA Compensation Survey Report Overview

Why isn't State/Metro Area/City included in the Compensation Report?

The data in the following compensation tables were included only if they met strict reporting criteria. Responses from at least five offices (establishments) were required in order to report data, as were responses for at least five of the seventeen architecture staff positions.

Who can participate in the Work-on-the-Boards panel and how do I sign up?

The panel is open to principals and partners of AIA member-owned firms.

How can I obtain historical ABI data?

AIA members, please email to obtain the ABI data. Nonmembers may obtain the historical data by purchasing an annual subscription for $199. To subscribe, please contact: Jonathan Watson, 202.626.7566,

How often is the Consensus Construction Forecast released?

The forecast is released twice a year, typically in June and December. Each forecast covers the upcoming 6-24 months.


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