8 Highest Paying Countries For Architects

If you are a poorly paid architect, then you should definitely consider some of these 8 highest paying countries for architects. Your work should be appreciated and well paid.

We all know that architects create beautiful buildings and landscapes that astonish us. But their job isn’t just focused on determining a look of a certain building. They need to pay attention to every single detail revolving that building, from planning and designing the structure to construction. Architects spend a lot of time in their office but also need to be there every step of the way to make sure the structure is just the way it should be.

8 Highest Paying Countries For Architects


The road to becoming an architect isn’t an easy one. Although there are some differences depending on the country, the road is following: you need to gain a degree in architecture, complete an internship so you would gain on field experience and finally pass the test (Architect Registration Examination in the United States) that will give you a title of a licensed architect. If you are keen on choosing architecture as your life call, then be sure to read our article on 11 Most Affordable Architecture Schools in America.

Don’t be fooled; after you finish with everything, there is still a lot of competition out there. Salaries for architects are attractive, so more people decide for this career every year. Although demand for architects has increased about 7% from 2012 to 2014 in the United States, there are still a lot more architects than jobs themselves.

To get what we were looking for, we used an infographic published in Metalocus, an architecture focused magazine from Madrid, Spain. Since the average monthly salaries are given in Euros, we converted them to USD using conversion course from the end of 2014, when the infographic was published. They may have been some slight changes in the numbers, but these are for sure the 8 highest paying countries for architects in the world.