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Architectural Technician Salary

Architectural Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $18.51 per hour. Male Architectural Technicians far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$33,057 - $65,145
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MEDIAN: $48,696
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$13.99 - $25.83
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,057 - $65,145  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
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$31,610 - $62,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.99 - $25.83  
   
Overtime
$17.78 - $36.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
   
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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$31,610 - $62,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Job Description for Architectural Technician

An architectural technician is expected to be involved in all phases of the entire design process, including the preparation of drawings, schematic design and incorporating other designing dimensions using architectural and structural development via drawing software to transform specific designs into meticulously planned construction. Also, for presentations of potential designs as well as early design studies, architectural technicians are expected to use computer-aided design (CAD) software (among numerous others) for presenting. Architectural technicians are usually expected to work on goal-oriented tasks within a team under the guidance and direction of a qualified Structural Engineer or a senior architectural technician, whom in turn expects their support as required. For example, for any engineering or design problems which might arise, architectural technicians are expected to weigh in on potential solutions. Given that technicians are heavily involved in turning designs into construction, they are also deeply involved with building and contract document specifications pertaining to their tasks. Additionally, architectural technicians are expected to collaborate with a design team, contractors, vendors, consultants as well as possible clients, both governmental and private, and to comply with any regulations and/or deadlines for pertinent design deliverables. In addition, project budgetary planning and adherence, as well as assisting with production planning and scheduling are also aspects of the job. Any design or construction documentation relevant to any project the technician is working on is also expected to be handled to meet aggressive deadlines. Architectural technicians are also expected to work on several projects at once while also measuring and documenting pre-existing buildings as required, and Assess details such as interior elevations and ADA compliance while doing architectural drafting. Once familiarity with a certain project or platform is garnered, a technician might also be expected to perform sampling, testing or inspections duties in order to determine adherence to codes or standards.


Architectural Technician Tasks

  • Develop presentations of designs using computer-aided design (CAD) or other software.
  • Assess details such as interior elevations and ADA compliance while doing architectural drafting.
  • Use drawing software to turn designs into construction plans and drawings.
  • Assist with production planning and scheduling.

Common Career Paths for Architectural Technician


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Compensation usually increases greatly for Architectural Technicians who advance to upper-end positions like Architect. Architects make $57K per year on average.

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Architectural Technicians who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Autodesk Revit Architecture and AutoCAD are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include AutoCAD.

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Experience Affects Architectural Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Architectural Technician Salaries

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 18%