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Average salary details from the RIBA Business Benchmarking 2013/14 report:

  All Micro Small Small-Medium Medium-Large Large
Practice Headcount 1 to <5 5 to <10 10 to <20 20 to <50 >50
             
Architectural Assistants (Part 1 Qualified) £19,509 £18,241 £18,710 £18,388 £19,538 £20,730
Architectural Assistants (Part 2 Qualified) £26,259 £23,470 £24,698 £25,674 £25,841 £27,505
Technologists £30,054 £25,814 £28,286 £29,206 £30,069 £31,756
Architects £33,740 £27,486 £31,833 £33,008 £32,688 £35,398
Senior Architects £40,959 £34,579 £37,660 £38,917 £38,426 £44,133
Associate Directors or Associates £46,512 £36,289 £38,127 £41,318 £45,226 £49,940
Non-fee earning salaried Partners or non-shareholder Directors £56,017 £5,721 £18,569 £37,238 £32,137 £84,010
Fee earning salaried Partners or non-shareholder Directors £57,919 £29,888 £44,813 £51,342 £62,545 £66,240
Non-fee earning equity Partners or shareholder Directors £43,518 £9,648 £16,414 £33,377 £57,250 £106,408
Fee earning equity Partners or shareholder Directors £50,061 £26,264 £42,156 £51,741 £68,831 £96,603


Regions                            
East Midlands East of
England
London North
East
North
West
Northern
Ireland
Scotland South South
East
South
West
Wales Wessex West Midlands Yorkshire
Architectural Assistants
(Part 1 Qualified)
£19,102 £18,428 £20,851 £17,304 £19,179 £12,968 £16,954 £19,449 £19,977 £17,704 £16,318 £19,474 £16,837 £15,920
Architectural Assistants
(Part 2 Qualified)
£23,153 £24,361 £27,791 £21,643 £23,095 £20,196 £22,008 £25,684 £25,442 £23,670 £22,759 £25,230 £24,744 £22,236
Technologists £29,757 £30,024 £34,557 £27,215 £28,812 £25,609 £27,141 £32,427 £30,711 £27,571 £26,670 £28,379 £30,052 £26,706
Architects £32,008 £31,275 £35,666 £30,499 £30,971 £27,030 £28,332 £32,635 £33,652 £31,002 £30,900 £32,882 £30,903 £29,796
Senior Architects £37,307 £37,243 £43,608 £34,540 £40,732 £31,651 £33,580 £42,540 £39,144 £36,305 £31,470 £38,417 £39,108 £36,060
Associate Directors or Associates £50,765 £42,684 £51,954 £39,725 £44,026 £35,586 £36,371 £49,711 £37,570 £41,233 £38,557 £39,556 £41,991 £39,737
Non-fee earning salaried Partners or non-shareholder Directors £43,444 £11,400 £62,344 £70,000 £51,018 N/A N/A £64,942 £27,847 £46,495 N/A N/A N/A £48,000
Fee earning salaried Partners or non-shareholder Directors £49,716 £49,884 £68,897 £55,666 £60,699 £30,340 £44,308 £53,028 £28,868 £42,835 £45,758 £52,364 £54,560 £51,645
Non-fee earning equity Partners or shareholder Directors £29,367 £15,402 £63,265 £39,000 £55,596 £5,467 £22,214 £19,634 £47,765 £25,023 £17,054 £34,354 £14,969 £35,215
Fee earning equity Partners or shareholder Directors £44,096 £38,328 £62,239 £47,208 £46,885 £34,835 £46,971 £44,201 £44,710 £42,572 £35,290 £39,839 £42,959 £44,996


From our experience of placing architectural staff via our recruitment agency, salary levels in the London area are approximately:

Position Annual Salary Hour Rates
Part 1 / First Year Out Students £18-22,000 c. £10-13
Part 2 Assistants / Recent Post Diploma £24-27,000 c. £14-16
Part 2/ 1-2 years Post Diploma £28-32,000 c. £16-19
Part 3 / Newly Registered Architect £31-34,000 c. £18-20
Project Architect / 3-5 years post-reg £35-43,000 c. £20-25

 
Further information on salaries and employment can be found at:

Fees Bureau earning survey 2014 - New
RIBA Journal report 2014 - New
The RIBA Student Earnings Survey 2011-12
RIBA Policy on pay and conditions
Model student employment contracts

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