AIA Small Firm Compensation Report


Newly updated for 2020 is the second-ever AIA Small Firm Compensation Report, dedicated to the unique needs and structure of small architecture firms, defined here as those legally structured as sole proprietorships (regardless of number of employees) and architecture firms with fewer than three architectural staff employees.

To develop a survey to best meet the unique needs of small firms, AIA collaborated with a working group of members of the AIA Small Firm Exchange to develop a survey that could address the different types of small firms—and to begin to compile a body of reliable and accurate salary data.

This report includes data on compensation trends, employee demographics at small firms, as well as details on employee benefits offered by small firms, and 23 detailed compensation tables broken out for six positions by firm type, firm revenue, region of the country, and more.

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