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Architect salary in San Jose, CA

How much does an Architect make in San Jose, CA?

Average base salary

above national average
Average $160,169
Low $97,499
High $263,122
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a architect is $160,169 per year in San Jose, CA. 24 salaries reported, updated at August 31, 2023

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Top companies for Architects in San Jose, CA

  1. eBay
    2,400 reviews19 salaries reported
    $260,035per year
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Highest paying cities for Architects near San Jose, CA

  1. Redwood City, CA
    $180,981 per year
    61 salaries reported
  2. Folsom, CA
    $161,102 per year
    9 salaries reported
  3. San Jose, CA
    $160,169 per year
    24 salaries reported
  1. Sunnyvale, CA
    $156,803 per year
    10 salaries reported
  2. Santa Clara, CA
    $156,660 per year
    18 salaries reported
  3. San Diego, CA
    $150,381 per year
    31 salaries reported
  1. Irvine, CA
    $126,895 per year
    31 salaries reported
  2. San Francisco, CA
    $118,078 per year
    39 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $96,018 per year
    69 salaries reported
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Where can an Architect earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Architects

Most recommended certification


(earn +53.65% more)

The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 71.63% since 2018. Architects with this certification earn +53.65% more than the average base salary, which is $160,169 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
20112increase by 2
20127334increase by 366600.00%
201319298increase by 163.13%
201419926increase by 3.25%
201514816decrease by 25.64%
201615023increase by 1.40%
20178367decrease by 44.31%
201811437increase by 36.69%
201919629increase by 71.63%

Top companies hiring Architects with the recommended certification

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Top schools offering CCIE


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Top skills

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top CertificationsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
33 jobs41
17 jobs21
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Most common benefits for Architects

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 287 ratings

64% of Architects in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in San Jose, CA?

Project Architect

Job openings

Average $103,906 per year

Architectural Technician

Job openings

Average $72,413 per year

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Common questions about salaries for an Architect

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What kind of architect role gets the highest pay?

The following are the architect roles with the highest pay:

  • Building Architect (Commercial, Factories, Resident, Restaurants, Theatre, etc.)
  • Landscape Architect (Parks, Gardens, Playgrounds, etc.)
  • Naval Architect (Boats, Ship, Submarine, etc.)
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How much do similar professions to architect get paid?

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