47 Percent of All Employees at Small Architecture Firms Have an Ownership Stake in Their Firm
Illustration: Michael Kirkham

Salary data for small architecture firm employees reveal that 24 percent are a sole proprietor (file an IRS Schedule C or C-EZ) and 23 percent are an owner/partner (not a sole proprietor). Another 47 percent are firm employees that report their wage data through a standard W2 form, while 6 percent of employees at small firms are long-term contract employees who receive a 1099.

Source: AIA Small Firm Compensation Survey Report, 2018

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