The Benefits of Being an Architect

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The Benefits of Being an Architect

Architects design buildings and other structures, depending on appearance, function, safety and costs. Architects don’t earn as much as lawyers and doctors, but many architectural firms in Malaysia provide several benefits in order to compensate for low salaries. Many newbie architects consider the creative elements of the profession as a great benefit.

Health Benefits

According to a survey implemented by the Architect Magazine, Many employer respondents pay 100% of the health insurance premiums of their employees. Those companies that failed to cover the costs usually covered 75% to 80% of the employees’ health care costs. Moreover, some companies provide flexible spending accounts and fitness subsidiaries like paternity leave for new dads.

Leave and Vacation

As per PayScale, newbie architects get around 1.3 weeks of vacation time. As they gain seniority and experience, architects can get more vacation time. Those people with 1 to 4 ears of experience get 1.9 weeks, while those with 5 to 9 years of experience can have around 2.3 weeks of vacation time.

Common Benefits

According to a benefits and salary survey conducted by Architecture Magazine, 89% of employers provide 401(k) or IRA plan to their employees. 83% of companies pay professional association for employees. 77% of them provide dental insurance, as well as reimbursement for those who want to continue their studies. 68% of firms provide long-term disability coverage, while 56% provide flexible spending plans.