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Kaihoahoa Whare

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Architects plan, design and advise on the construction and alteration of buildings. They also arrange building contracts.


Architectural graduates usually earn

$40K-$80K per year

Principal architects usually earn

$60K-$120K per year

Source: Hays Salary Guide, 2014.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an architect are average, as demand is levelling off after a period of strong growth.
An architect looking at building plans on a computer

Architects have to know how to draw and interpret complex building designs

Last updated 5 June 2018