National Salary Survey

13 April 2015

The ACA National Salary Survey provides important data on architectural salaries across Australia.

The ACA National Salary Survey is conducted annually and provides members with vital information about their position within the broader marketplace. It also develops important longitudinal data aboout architectural remuneration.

Architects are in a competitive market for both labour and projects, and the better informed we are the better we are able to strategise and respond.

The survey questionnaire covers a wide range of roles and positions including professional, technical, and administrative and line management. It has filters for location, size and type of practice, as well as a question regarding benefits within packages.

The survey is independent and anonymous, and the results are available to members through a private portal.

We encourage all ACA members to participate in this regular survey - the more responses, the more meaningful the data that we can provide to members on these important issues.

The 2016 Salary Survey is now open!

Make sure you take the survey – closing Friday, 3 June 2016. 

Details have been emailed to all members.


Members who undertake the survey are able to access the full results and explore the data in range of ways via an individual login to the survey portal.

The results from the first two surveys form the basis of a report but Gill Matthewson, which is available to ACA members. The executive summary of this is publicly accessible.