Entry-Level Architectural Designer Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Architectural Designer earns an average salary of $44,761 per year.
Entry-Level Architectural Designer Total Pay (?
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$35,015 - $56,155
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $44,760
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Entry-Level Architectural Designer Total Pay (?
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$14.13 - $25.90
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$35,015 - $56,155  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,411  
Profit Sharing
$207.29 - $4,363  
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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$33,907 - $58,062  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 936
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.13 - $25.90  
   
Overtime
$18.43 - $37.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,411  
   
Profit Sharing
$207.29 - $4,363  
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).
)
$33,907 - $58,062  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 936
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Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Boston
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Seattle
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Dallas
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Atlanta
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$45,000
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Architectural Designer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Architectural Designer in Haddonfield:
"Salary."
There is a deception of salary given the illusion of architects being considered professionals. Based on what I see, it seems architects are paid closer to blue collar workers than they are professionals.
Architectural Designer in Honolulu:
"Challenging But Fulfilling."
Becoming an architect is a lifelong commitment. There are constant challenges and new technology to learn. The salary is not as high as you might expect for the amount of hours worked. It's a Job that requires a lot of passion and dedication.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Architectural Designer Salaries

Design
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Adobe InDesign
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AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
up arrow 3%
Adobe Photoshop
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Autodesk Revit Architecture
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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3D Rendering
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Adobe Illustrator
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Graphic Design
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AutoCAD
0%
Project Management
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National Average
$45,000
AutoCAD Architecture
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Gender

Female
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female alumni
 
Male
54%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 16%
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