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      Sluggish Gains in Architect Compensation Due to Weakness in Construction Sector

      Contact: Scott Frank
      202-626-7467
      sfrank@aia.org

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      For immediate release:
      Washington, D.C. – August 14, 2013 –
      U.S. architecture firms have experienced modest improvements in business conditions over the last two years that has resulted in very small gains in compensation levels for staffs. Between 2001 and 2013, the average total compensation increases for architecture positions were only slightly more than one percent per year, according to the 2013 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Compensation Survey.

    Average compensation

    2013

    2011

    2008

    Senior design/project management staff

     

    99,400

     

    94,900

     

    98,800

    Architects/designers

     

    73,000

     

    71,600

     

    71,600

    Interns

     

    47,000

     

    47,300

     

    45,400

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