Architecture Salary Survey 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of the architecture industry, the past few years have brought about profound changes in working styles, technological adoption, and employee preferences.

This executive summary provides a comprehensive overview of key insights gathered from our survey, shedding light on the evolving dynamics of architecture practices and the factors shaping the careers of professionals in the field.

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We have listened to feedback from our candidates and clients and have separated our annual report into two reports, one for architecture and one for interior design. Please look out for the interior design report that will be released later in the year.

Evolution of Working Styles

The architecture industry has witnessed a shift in working styles over the past two years, with an increasing number of professionals returning to the office. Hybrid working arrangements have become more prevalent, with professionals typically spending three days a week in the office. However, the desire for hybrid working remains strong, particularly among younger age groups.

Overtime Trends

While architecture has traditionally been associated with long hours and unpaid overtime, there has been a notable decline in overtime prevalence this year. However, concerns remain regarding inconsistent compensation practices and the impact on employee well-being and job satisfaction.

Overtime in Architecture - FRAME Recruitment

Embracing AI and Sustainability

Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents both opportunities and challenges for the architecture industry. While AI adoption is still in its infancy, there is optimism about its potential to improve efficiency and create new opportunities. However, concerns persist about its impact on creativity and job security.

AI in Architecture - FRAME Recruitment

Additionally, there is a growing emphasis on sustainability in architecture, with professionals advocating for more environmentally responsible practices.

Job Seeking and Retention Strategies

There is a resurgence in job-seeking activity, driven primarily by the desire for better pay and benefits. Employers must prioritise competitive compensation packages and provide clear progression paths to attract and retain top talent.

Job-seeking and retention in Architecture - FRAME Recruitment

Employee benefits role in attraction and retention

The importance of employee benefits in recruitment and retention cannot be overstated, with bonuses and flexible working arrangements topping the list of desired benefits.

Remuneration Trends

Pay rise percentages have declined in recent years, with smaller increases becoming more common. Changing jobs remains a lucrative option for securing higher pay rises, highlighting the importance of salary competitiveness in talent retention strategies.

Architecture Salary Trends - FRAME Recruitment

Architecture is undergoing significant changes in response to evolving work preferences, technological advancements, and sustainability concerns. Employers must adapt to these shifts by prioritising employee well-being, fostering a culture of innovation, and offering competitive compensation and benefits packages to retain top talent and remain competitive in the marketplace.

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​To discuss any of the findings of the report, please contact the authors:

Martin Bennell Chief Operating Officer - FRAME Recruitment

Jonty Cooke Director - FRAME Recruitment

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