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Architectural Designer Salary

An Architectural Designer earns an average salary of $49,149 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
$37,249 - $68,241
(Median)
$37K
$49K
$68K
MEDIAN: $49,149
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$15.04 - $30.98
(Median)
$15
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,249 - $68,241  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,891  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $5,152  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,860 - $69,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,386
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.04 - $30.98  
   
Overtime
$19.52 - $41.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,891  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $5,152  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$35,860 - $69,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 565
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Job Description for Architectural Designer

Architectural designers design such projects as buildings, urban landscapes, and parks. In some cases, designers will work as a part of a company or studio, although they can also work independently. They meet with the client to discuss the client's budget and preferences. They then consult with the landscape consultant to understand the construction site and create different concepts for the project for presentation to the client. After incorporating in client comments on concepts, architectural designers work with engineers to create a design that works within the client's budget. During construction, they provide drawings to the construction team and monitor progress to make sure it is faithful to the design. Once the project is finished, the designer must inspect the building to make sure it meets the clients' standards.

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Architectural Designer Tasks

  • Produce drawings and specifications that have been red lined by others.
  • Use technical manuals to ensure compliance with required codes and standards.
  • Research and develop design and product solutions and presents them for consideration.
  • Produce CAD drawings, renderings, layouts and color boards for specific architectural design.
  • Compile data and perform dimensional and routine calculations required for the preparation of drawings and design layouts.

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Experience Affects Architectural Designer Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Architectural Designer Salaries


Design
up arrow 4%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 3%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

3D Rendering
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$49,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 525 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 19%