It’s an astonishing salary.
You’ll be lucky to find one.
It comes from an award of the prestigious Society of Architectural Journalists, which pays architects an annual salary of $5,625,000.
In 2019, the average American architect earned $63,922 per year, according to figures compiled by the National Association of Realtors.
But this is only the tip of the iceberg.
In 2018, the Architectural Institute of America, a trade group, compiled a list of the top 10 highest-paid architects.
The institute’s survey of 100,000 firms, published last year, ranked architects at number 19, with an annual pay of $8.6 million.
That’s a whopping $9.2 million per year.
The average American architecture firm is paid about $3.6m per year in salaries.
For the first time, a survey of the world’s top architecture firms published last week by the London-based London-listed firm KPMG found that the average salary for a British architect was $6.7m.
That is up 15 per cent on 2017.
And the pay for British architecture firms is now the highest of any country in the world.
The survey also revealed that American architecture firms made up a fifth of the sector’s top 10 earners, ahead of Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France and Switzerland.
The most-paid American architect was David Kohn of KPMg, who earned $6,972,000 in 2018.
Other top earners included Robert Zeller and Robert Moses, both of whom earned $7.2m and $7m respectively.
British architecture firm KKW was second at $6m.
A survey of more than 1,000 UK-based architects published in the October issue of Architectures Today also found that of the 20 firms in the sector with the highest average annual salaries, the five largest in the UK and the four largest in Europe are British.
British firms were also the most likely to be based in the United States.
The firm that has the largest percentage of British employees was KPM Group, with 57 per cent, followed by KPMM with 47 per cent and KPM Architects with 44 per cent.
This is despite the fact that the UK is the second-largest market for architecture in the developed world after China.
“I think there is something to the British model of growth,” said David Leckie, a senior associate at KPMP.
“You need a lot of people with the right skills to be able to produce a high quality product and the right product is not always easy to come by.”
For a start, Britain has a low cost of living.
Its average annual income is $56,000 a year compared with $58,000 for the United Americans.
In fact, British firms earn more than $100,000 per year per person.
That may be why they’re so popular.
British designers are also more likely to have a professional background than their American counterparts.
For example, the KPMA survey found that 76 per cent of British architects have a master’s degree, compared with 72 per cent for American architects.
This means that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to create the designs they see on the market.
They also know what they want the public to see, said Leckies.
The American public has a preference for highly-structured buildings with a central lobby, with a high entry point.
But, as with many other areas of design, British architects tend to go for simpler and more utilitarian designs.
“We are also in a market for simplicity and for simplicity in design,” Leckys said.
“Our clients are more likely than our American clients to be looking for simplicity, they want a very clean, streamlined look and a very simple look.
We like to have that simplicity.”
And if you’re interested in the architecture industry, KPMI has a wealth of resources to help you get started.
KPMi has a range of online courses and courses on the K2 website, which allows you to browse the careers of British and American architects, as well as offer career advice.
K2 has a career advice portal, too, which can help you find a job or advice from the likes of the architects themselves.
But for now, let’s talk about what the best architects in the industry are paid.
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