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What is the salary of architects as a fresher ?

What is the minimum salary an architect would get if she starts as a fresher in 2016 ??

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RE: What is the salary of architects as a fresher ?

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Architects are the real creators of amazing buildings and structures. Skyscrapers in metro cities would not have been possible without them. While capitalism furthers the growth and prosperity of human race, tall buildings with beautiful designs and glory show the grandeur. The rebuilding of 'Twin Towers' collapsed in 9/11 incident and other towers and structures shows the real dint of human talent and excellence, creativity and vision.

Required Personal /Professional Skills:
A person requires Sound Interpersonal & Communications skills and immense physical stamina to get into a profession of architecture. He is expected to work on desk as well as on construction site. Excellent memory and sound concentration level, flexibility, patience, team spirit, responsibility, and accountability, etc. are some common personality traits which are essential for professional success in architecture and design. But it is right credentials in academics which matters the most in architecture.

Job Prospects:
Architects can work with construction companies wherein they are asked to serve as a designer. Initially an architect is expected to understand specific requirements of clients and strike a right balance between aesthetics and practicality. Additionally, an architect with skills can help clients by his ideas in terms of balancing the requirements of appearance, financial budget and time frame. Some architects even work independently and earn their livelihood through consultancy fees which entirely depends upon the skills and the profile as well as work experience.

Most of the jobs in architecture come up in government organizations such as Public Works Department, the Archaeological Department, Ministry of Defense, National Building Organization, town and Country Planning Organization, National institute of Urban Affairs, Departments of Railways, Post & Telegraphs, Public Sector Undertakings, Housing and Urban Development Corporation, National Building Construction Corporation Ltd, etc. While some other organizations or bodies like State Departments, Housing Boards, Local Bodies for Construction Works, Builders, Architecture Firms, Consultants, etc also hire architects.

Pay Packet:
Starting salary of Architect Fresher can be in range of Rs. 20K- 30 K. The growth is registered after 2+ years. Candidates with work experience of more than 5 years can get salary in range of Rs. 50K- 60 K. The demand is expected to increase in next couple of decades as India is going to expand FDI in real estate and it will attract huge money from foreign companies.

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