1. Home
  2. Career Explorer
  3. Architect
  4. Salaries
Content has loaded

Architect salary in Santa Clara, CA

How much does an Architect make in Santa Clara, CA?

Average base salary

above national average
Average $156,660
Low $104,178
High $235,579
Non-cash benefit
View more benefits

The average salary for a architect is $156,660 per year in Santa Clara, CA. 18 salaries reported, updated at August 26, 2023

Is this useful?

Top companies for Architects in Santa Clara, CA

  1. Autodesk
    537 reviews6 salaries reported
    $225,000per year
Is this useful?

Highest paying cities for Architects near Santa Clara, 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
Is this useful?

Where can an Architect earn more?

Compare salaries for Architects in different locations
Explore Architect openings
Is this useful?

Best-paid skills and qualifications for Architects

Most recommended skill

Communication Skills(earn +25.34% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 65725.93% since 2018. Architects with this skill earn +25.34% more than the average base salary, which is $156,660 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20131increase by 1
20144increase by 300.00%
20153decrease by 25.00%
20164increase by 33.33%
201710increase by 150.00%
201854increase by 440.00%
201935546increase by 65725.93%

Top companies hiring Architects with the recommended skill

Hewlett Packard Enterprise | HPE
Direct Executive Staffing
View more companies for Architects
Is this useful?
Top certifications

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top CertificationsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
33 jobs41
17 jobs21
Is this useful?

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
Is this useful?

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.

Is this useful?

How much do similar professions get paid in Santa Clara, CA?

Project Architect

Job openings

Average $124,725 per year

Architectural Technician

Job openings

Average $74,748 per year

Is this useful?

Common questions about salaries for an Architect

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as an architect?

If you're unsure about what salary is appropriate for an architect, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry, and experience.

Was this answer helpful?

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.)
Was this answer helpful?

How much do similar professions to architect get paid?

Check the below indeed career pages for the detailed pay ranges for the similar professions to architect here:

Was this answer helpful?

Who is the richest architect?

Do architects make a lot of money?

Do architects get bonuses?

Career insights

Frequently searched careers

Registered Nurse

Police Officer

Software Engineer


Truck Driver

Administrative Assistant


Real Estate Agent

Nursing Assistant



Dental Hygienist