Entry-Level Architectural Designer Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Architectural Designers come in at around $48K per year on average. In the world of Entry-Level Architectural Designers, total cash compensation can vary between $37K and $62K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $4K and $3K, respectively. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Architectural Designers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Entry-Level Architectural Designers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 52 percent of the field. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, just over one in five claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,796 - $60,014
$39K
$48K
$60K
MEDIAN: $48,238
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$15.78 - $27.15
$16
$21
$27
MEDIAN: $21.07
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$0$61K
Salary $38,796 - $60,014
Bonus $249.67 - $4,022
Profit Sharing $102.71 - $3,057
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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$37,337 - $61,569
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,196
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $15.78 - $27.15
Overtime $21.30 - $40.12
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $249.67 - $4,022
Profit Sharing $102.71 - $3,057
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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$37,337 - $61,569
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 488

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Architectural Designer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Architectural Designer


Known for taking on a considerable number of Entry-Level Architectural Designers, Gensler, Kohn Pedersen Fox, Greenberg Farrow, NBBJ, and Aecom Corporation are leading firms in the industry. Kohn Pedersen Fox offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $58K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,621

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Architectural Designers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 12 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Architectural Designers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+10 percent), San Francisco (+7 percent), Boston (+6 percent), and Dallas (+6 percent). The lowest-paying market is Miami, which sits 18 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Columbus and Philadelphia (13 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Architectural Designer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Architectural Designer in New York:
"Keep going."
Keep going develope yourself.

Architectural Designer in New York:
"Ask for more money."
As a female architect, I think we should demand better salaries and better job opportunities.

Architectural Designer in New Delhi:
"Role in sustainable architecture."
Work with passion and honesty and responsibility. Sensitivity towards nature is of prime importance. Set a goal and stick to it. Architecture is a wast field .

Architectural Designer in Roanoke:
"Intern Life."
Gain as much experience in as many areas as possible as fast as possible.

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.

Key Stats for Architectural Designer

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 336 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
82%
5-9 years
12%
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 336 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 22%
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