Entry-Level Architectural Designer Salary
Entry-Level Architectural Designers can expect to earn an average of $47K per year. Total cash earnings of Entry-Level Architectural Designers range from $36K on the low end to $60K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $4K and $5K, respectively. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Architectural Designers making up 52 percent of survey respondents. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly more than a fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Most Entry-Level Architectural Designers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Architectural Designer
Dominating the field, Gensler, Kohn Pedersen Fox, Greenberg Farrow, NBBJ, and Aecom Corporation are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Entry-Level Architectural Designers. Entry-Level Architectural Designers flock to Kohn Pedersen Fox for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $58K lead the pack in compensation.
Pay Difference by Location
Surpassing the national average by 13 percent, Entry-Level Architectural Designers in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Architectural Designers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+9 percent), San Francisco (+9 percent), Boston (+8 percent), and Dallas (+4 percent). In Miami, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Detroit (11 percent lower) and Philadelphia (8 percent lower).