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Architects in Kentucky

Considering a career as an Architect in Kentucky?

6.4% Jobs Projection
$68,910 Median Salary
70 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Architects in Kentucky are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Architects in Kentucky is growing faster than average.

  • Architects in Kentucky earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Architects Work in Kentucky?

In 2018, there were 980 Architects working in the state.

There were 820 Architects employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 1,160 Architects working in it, which means Kentucky has fewer Architects than average.


Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Architects in this state are growing at a rate of 6.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.2%.


Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 70 annual job openings, and 1,000 total jobs in 2026 for Architects in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 9,700 annual jobs and 134,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Architects Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Architects ranged from $35,710 to $114,500 with $68,910 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.17 to $55.05. The median hourly rate was $33.13.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $34.79 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $1.66.

The median salary in Kentucky is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Kentucky Metros for Architects

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Architects.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 730 $81,180
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 550 $61,650
Lexington-Fayette, KY 340 $72,620
Evansville, IN-KY 30 $64,350

Top States for Architects Employment

View the list below to see where most Architects work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 13,570 $87,180
New York 11,620 $92,240
Texas 8,560 $86,160
Illinois 5,560 $72,190
Florida 4,340 $70,740
Pennsylvania 4,180 $71,740
Washington 4,150 $74,740
Colorado 3,800 $65,690
Massachusetts 3,320 $93,920
Ohio 3,120 $76,720
New Jersey 2,650 $79,200
Virginia 2,640 $83,040
Georgia 2,610 $0
Maryland 2,540 $80,010
North Carolina 2,330 $78,200
Michigan 2,130 $70,640
Missouri 2,010 $72,380
Oregon 1,910 $75,190
District of Columbia 1,900 $92,490
Minnesota 1,850 $82,260

Below are the states where Architects get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Massachusetts $93,920
Alaska $93,180
District of Columbia $92,490
New York $92,240
Arizona $88,590
California $87,180
Texas $86,160
Alabama $84,170
New Hampshire $83,210
Virginia $83,040

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