2008 Salary Survey

 

What You're Making (Or Should Be) In '08

A series of charts tracks salary and benefits by position and experience level.

 

2008 Salary Survey

  • Midcareer Choices: 26 Years at One Firm

    Lynn Befu describes herself as a homebody—which may help explain her willingness to spend her entire career so far in the comfort zone of the same firm and focused primarily on the same building type: healthcare facilities.

     
  • Midcareer Choices: Career Counseling

    New York-based Wert & Co. matches mid to senior-level executives in architecture, industrial design, fashion, and other creative disciplines with companies in search of leaders. Judy Wert describes her role as "a little bit of a psychologist, a little bit

     
  • Midcareer Choices: For the Greater Good

    For many young college graduates, the opportunity to travel abroad means fun and frolic. But for Amit Price Patel, the experience was a life-changing dose of reality.

     
  • Midcareer Choices: From Cooper Union to Construction

    The dust-covered jobsite is a far cry from the studio Darren Guyer left behind when he switched from junior designer in an architecture firm to a site supervisor for a construction company, but the 31-year-old isn't looking back.

     
  • Midcareer Choices: Intellect Over Income

    If architects are either idea people or tectonic people, Mark Pasnik falls into the former camp.

     
  • Midcareer Choices: The Youngest Principal At HKS

    Eddie Abeyta is never far from a sketchbook.

     
  • Midcareer Choices: Making It As An Artist

    “I was never an architect's architect. I'm too impatient. I just can't wait around for years for a building to get built,” says New Orleans sculptor Laurel Porcari.

     
  • Midcareer Choices: Teaching Pays the Bills

    Husband-and-wife architects Sarah Dunn and Martin Felsen are on a roll.

     
  • Midcareer Choices: Firm Owner, Developer-Friendly

    The Parameter office sits in the shadow of one of the firm's most ambitious endeavors, the Silo Point condominiums.

     
  • Salaries Are Rising?

    More and more, as architecture commands ever higher visibility, architects at all levels are finding that the profession can pay well and offer wealth-generating business opportunities, too. Entry-level and midcareer professionals are increasingly respect