Of course, you have to be good at what you do. But a six figure salary takes more than that. It takes hard work, dedication, and patience. You need to take time to reach the highest possible level of skill. This may involve some tuition and education, but the payoff of a high salary is worth it.
Once you’ve shown this dedication and have reached the level that you want to reach, you will need to decide what to do next. You can either stay where you are and enjoy your success or move to somewhere else and try and earn even more.
There is no right choice and no wrong choice when it comes to this. It is a personal decision that you need to make. But if you want to earn a high salary in architecture, stick with it and invest in your education.
It could be the best investment of your life.
Develop your skills
The most important thing to learn initially is that architecture studio work at an architectural firm is much different than architecture school work.
Most architecture school studios have built-in teams where you work through each exercise with everyone else, so if you have teammates who are extremely studious and organized you end up with little to do and you learn the process by watching others do the work. In the real world work pace is hectic and deadlines are tight so you have to do everything yourself. As soon as you learn how to do that, you promote