Architect

Average weekly pay:          $1,259 
Employment size:               28,000  
Future growth:                     Strong        
Skill level                               Bachelor degree or higher  

Architects and landscape architects design commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and recreational buildings and landscapes.

Typical tax deductions: 

  • Motor vehicle travel to and from work if having either shifting workplaces (working at more than one site each day before returning home), or transporting bulky equipment.
  • Motor vehicle travel between job sites, to pick up materials, or attend training courses. 
  • Phone and internet - work %. 
  • Overnight travel expenses attending conferences, seminars, and training courses - includes airfares, accommodation, meals, and incidentals. 
  • Protective clothing including safety-coloured vests, steel-capped boots, gloves, and overalls. 
  • Compulsory work uniform branded with the employer’s logo. 
  • Sun protection costs including sunglasses and sunscreens.  
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions.  
  • Self-education expenses.
  • Computers, tools and equipment.     
  • Home office running expenses.