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Women In Architecture - Salary Survey
Holding Bills

As a woman in architecture, do you ever wonder how your salary compares to those with a similar background? 


While many consider this a taboo topic, we are looking for transparency to lead us to social equity and have created a public survey for women architects.

We are pleased to share the results with you HERE and hope you will explore the information we collected. 


Thanks to everyone who participated in our Salary Survey. We are so grateful to have over 700 women take a few minutes to respond from over 38 US States and the District of Columbia!

About the Survey Creators:


Diane Leeson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

Diane is a Registered Architect in the District of Columbia and has over a decade of trained architectural experience. Her knowledge of technical detailing and modeling has allowed her to mentor both junior staff and senior management in BIM software. One of Ms. Leeson’s main attributes includes inspiring others around her to do their best while working on a focused and motivated team.

Diane’s passion, drive, and vision go beyond the drawing board since she has passionately advocated for young architects within her local community. Her leadership has shaped the AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee into one of the most robust committees within the Chapter and has been honored as an AIA|DC Emerging Architect award recipient.


Graciela Carrillo, AIA, LEED AP B+C

Graciela works as a New York State registered Architect for Nassau BOCES.


She has been involved with the AIA at the local, state, and national level, currently serving as the NYS Strategic Council representative, AIA Long Island Past President as well as the AIA LI WIA Founder and Co-Chair.


On a National and State level, Graciela was the past 2017-2018 NY Regional Director (YARD) for the Young Architects Forum (YAF). Graciela is also the Co-Founder of the Immigrant Architects Coalition, a group committed to helping and providing resources for immigrant architects to achieve a prosperous career in the U.S.


In 2019, Graciela was the recipient of the AIA NYS Young Architect Award. In 2021 Graciela was introduced as an honoree of the Top 50 Women in Business in Long Island by LIBN.

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