Architecture’s compensation issues arise from inequitable opportunities, valuation of work, and pay practices. Removing compensation gaps supports talent recruitment, development, and retention—along with the growth of individuals, firms, and the profession. This guide discusses wage disparities in architecture, including their origins and impacts. It establishes how compensation equity spans four dimensions (transparency, alignment, compliance, and fairness) and provides questions to consider when assessing organizations’ compensation.
You’ll also learn the legal factors related to unfair, discriminatory compensation and steps to increase compensation equity.