Report contents:

Section 1:  Survey Background


How earnings data is collected

How to use these statistics


Section 2:  Architects’ Employment

Field of employment - architects

Number of architects in the profession

Regional variations 

Employment status and gender

Employment by age

Ethnic origin


Section 3:  Architects’ Earnings

Earnings in 2016

Changes in earnings 2015-16

Long-term trends in earnings

Regional variations in earnings 

Earnings and age

Earnings and gender

Section 4:  Earnings in Private Practice

Earnings by size of practice

Earnings in private practice

Section 5:  Fringe Benefits

Trends in the receipt of benefits

Fringe benefits received

Section 6:  Part-time Earnings

Part-time earnings

Section 7:  Working hours and Holidays

Working hours


Summary tables

The 2016/17 edition of Architects Earnings examines, in depth, the earnings, fringe benefits and total remuneration packages being received by architects throughout the industry. More than 1500 chartered architects working in private practice, industry and local/national government participated in this survey - run in association with the RIBA and the RIAS.


Earnings data is analysed by:

·           employment field/sector

·           region of the UK

·           age

·           experience

·           size of practice


and as well as showing the range of earnings, there is information about:

·           part-time earnings

·           prevalence and value of a range of fringe benefits

·           holiday entitlement

·           contracted hours

·           overtime


We've been running this survey for the RIBA for the last 25 years and you'll see a host of back data in this report giving the report context as well as currency.


The 2016/17 edition comprises 47 charts and 28 tables.

Architects Earnings 216/17 edition
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