Otis College of Art and Design

2019 Architecture and Related Services

The Architecture and Related Services (“Architecture”) sector is the smallest of the creative industries in Los Angeles County, employing just over 18,000 workers in 2017, or around 3.2% of total employment for the County’s creative industries. However, along with the Fine Arts and Performing Arts sector, the Architecture sector has been a fast growing all creative sectors since 2010, growing by around 3,000 jobs since then, a nearly one-third increase in jobs over this period. Average wages paid by the Architecture sector are also relatively high. In 2017, Architecture employers paid an annual average wage of nearly $84,000, over one third higher than the countywide annual average for all industries combined.