How much does an architect earn? UK salary explained

The profession of an architect is an important profession in modern society.

They design and plan the construction and development of buildings – but how much do they earn?

Architects earn an average of £41,335


Architects earn an average of £41,335Photo credit: Getty Images – Getty

What is the salary of an architect in the UK?

Accordingly As a matter of fact The average basic salary for an architect is £41,335.

However, the average salary can be influenced by the place of work.

The highest salary for an architect is in Stevenage where the average salary is £54,344 per year.

That’s £13,009 more than the national average.

However if you work in Manchester the average wage is £38,055 a year, £3,280 less than the average.

The UK government website states that an architect’s starting salary is typically £30,000, while an experienced architect can earn £60,000.

How can I become an architect?

The training to become an architect usually lasts seven years – five years of study and two years of practice.

Some of the most important qualities you will need if you want to pursue this career path include analytical thinking, design skills, knowledge of construction and the use of computers and software packages.

You can become an architect by:

If you decide to take the university route, you will need:

  • To study one of the recognized degrees architects Registration Authority (ARB)
  • one year of practical work experience
  • another two-year full-time course such as BArch, Diploma or MArch.
  • one year of practical training
  • a final aptitude test

You will also need to create a portfolio for college interviews.

This must include hand drawn sketches, photos and models.

If you decide to do an apprenticeship, you will usually spend 48 months doing a mix of work and study.

RIBA Studio offers you not only basic studies but also the opportunity to work full-time in practice.

RIBA Studio is provided through a unique partnership with Oxford Brookes University.

You acquire an architecture certificate or an architecture diploma.

During your studies you will be supported by your self-selected personal tutor.

What qualifications do I need to become an architect?

For the university you usually need:

  • Five GCSEs in Grades 9 to 4 or A* to C or equivalent, including English, Maths and Science.
  • Two to three A levels or equivalent.
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For an apprenticeship you usually need:

  • Four or five GCSEs from grades 9 to 4 or A* to C or equivalent for degree or higher education.

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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