Industry Low-down

UK Architecture Salary Guide 2017

Published on: 05-01-2017

To see who’s making what in the Architecture world, please check out our architecture salary guide.


UK Architectural Salary Guide

Pre-Qualified Architects are those who have completed their studies in Part 1, 2 or 3 qualifications and are looking to develop their practical experience in the industry.

Qualified Architects in the UK must complete their Part 1, 2 and 3 qualifications and be registered to the Architects Registration Board (ARB).

Executive Architects are those who have some level of ownership in a firm and hold more responsibility that other Architectural staffs. Normally serve as a representative of the practice.

These roles include: Landscape Architect,  Architect, Architectural Assistant,  Architectural Project Management Jobs

Job Title Salary Low p/a Salary Avg. p/a Salary High p/a
Part I Architect Assistant £18K £20K £22K
Part II Architect Assistant £24K £25K £27K
Part II Architect Assistant (with experience) £27K £29K £33K
Recently Qualified Architects (0-2 years) £32K £35K £38K
Project Architect (3-5 years) £38K £42K £46K
Senior Architect £43K £48K £55K
Associate Architect £45K £55K £65K
Associate Director/Project Director £55K £65K £85K
Director £60K £85K £120K


Architectural Technician Salary Guide

Architectural Technicians are part of the design team specialising in the research of products, processes, legislation and technology as well as detailing, designs and drawings.

Job Title (Years Experience) Salary Low  Salary Avg.  Salary High 
Junior Level Architectural Technician (0-3) £20K £23 £25K
Mid-Level Architectural Technician (3-5) £26K £30K £35K
Senior Architectural Technician (5+) £33K £37K £45K

BIM Salary Guide

Building Information Modeling is a process involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of places.

Job Title  Salary Low  Salary Avg.  Salary High 
BIM Coordinator £40K £45K £50K
BIM Coordinator/Architect £45K £50K £55K
BIM Manager £50K £55K £65K
BIM Consultant/Trainer £45K £50K £60K

High Range Salaries

Generally paid by the larger commercial companies or design and build.

Low range Salaries

Generally paid by small non-commercial companies.

All salaries exclude benefits.

If you require any advice on the above salary survey or have any general questions regarding the architecture market itself please feel free to contact one of our specialist Consultants within the architectural team.