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Salary details from the RIBA Business Benchmarking 2012/13 report:


All Micro Small Small-
medium
Large-
medium
Large  
Fee earning equity Partners
or shareholder Directors
£49,630 £27,076 £40,128 £54,151 £68,384 £99,225  
Fee earning salaried Partners
or non-shareholder Directors
£60,524 £33,413 £42,398 £53,217 £61,174 £72,422  
Associate Directors
or Associates
£46,425 £34,536 £37,403 £41,698 £46,219 £49,728  
Senior Architects £40,759 £35,102 £37,627 £38,708 £39,179 £43,545  
Architects £33,646 £30,919 £32,093 £32,415 £32,626 £35,050  
Technologists £29,540 £23,279 £27,009 £30,398 £31,000 £30,173  
Architectural Assistants
(Part 2 Qualified)
£26,890 £23,640 £25,021 £25,704 £26,079 £28,405  
Architectural Assistants
(Part 1 Qualified)
£19,581 £17,564 £18,453 £19,275 £19,447 £20,800  
Other fee earners £26,834 £18,834 £26,460 £26,479 £28,689 £26,703  
Non-fee earners £24,868 £13,312 £17,448 £21,521 £25,344 £29,315  
             
Average salary of employee
Architects
£39,697 £32,674 £35,001 £37,047 £39,289 £42,155  
               
    Micro Small Small-
medium
Large-
medium
Large  
Practice Headcount 1 to <5 5 to <10 10 to <20 20 to <50 > 50  
               
Regions              
East
Midlands
East of
England
London North
East
North
West
Northern
Ireland
Scotland
Fee earning equity Partners
or shareholder Directors
£43,584 £37,532 £60,808 £44,891 £52,902 £40,109 £47,735
Fee earning salaried Partners
or non-shareholder Directors
ISD £45,911 £70,308 ISD £53,838 ISD £54,160
Associate Directors
or Associates
£49,066 £40,305 £52,588 £39,763 £41,881 £37,587 £38,217
Senior Architects £36,597 £36,448 £44,104 £34,990 £38,692 ISD £36,811
Architects £31,681 £31,371 £35,646 £28,372 £31,284 £26,590 £29,296
Technologists £29,413 £29,519 £34,676 £26,671 £29,250 £23,641 £24,158
Architectural Assistants
(Part 2 Qualified)
£23,340 £24,674 £27,991 £23,443 £29,351 £18,880 £22,831
Architectural Assistants
(Part 1 Qualified)
£20,682 £19,403 £20,948 £16,981 £18,952 ISD £17,112
Other fee earners £25,200 £24,398 £32,710 £19,909 £26,336 ISD £28,655
Non-fee earners £24,065 £18,645 £29,934 £22,279 £23,664 £15,434 £25,495
               
Average salary of employee
Architects
£41,059 £35,987 £42,651 £34,781 £37,284 £32,072 £34,411
               
               
South South
East
South
West
Wales Wessex West
Midlands
Yorkshire
Fee earning equity Partners
or shareholder Directors
£39,757 £47,593 £40,986 £36,325 £41,448 £42,281 £44,995
Fee earning salaried Partners
or non-shareholder Directors
£53,708 £52,582 £44,617 ISD ISD £57,639 £50,063
Associate Directors
or Associates
£44,481 £44,998 £38,380 ISD £39,664 £41,928 £40,577
Senior Architects £41,164 £39,906 £35,209 £33,851 £35,946 £39,505 £36,935
Architects £32,802 £32,406 £29,807 £29,625 £34,149 £31,921 £32,873
Technologists £29,829 £32,686 £25,783 £27,368 £28,021 £29,603 £27,412
Architectural Assistants
(Part 2 Qualified)
£26,231 £25,043 £22,460 ISD £24,873 £23,351 £23,462
Architectural Assistants
(Part 1 Qualified)
£18,697 £19,687 £16,755 ISD £18,195 £18,274 £15,842
Other fee earners £16,921 £29,112 £24,874 ISD ISD £28,608 £25,005
Non-fee earners £21,680 £22,233 £20,035 £19,462 £22,459 £19,341 £19,312
               
Average salary of employee
Architects
£38,527 £38,700 £34,794 £35,018 £35,662 £38,369 £37,097
               


Further information on salaries and employment can be found at:

Fees Bureau earning survey 2013

RIBA Journal report 2013

The RIBA Student Earnings Survey 2011-12

RIBA Policy on pay and conditions

Model student employment contracts

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