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Architectural Technician Salary

Architectural Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $18.45 per hour on average. Job satisfaction for Architectural Technicians is high. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 81 percent of Architectural Technicians are male. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,317 - $64,710
(Median)
$35K
$47K
$65K
MEDIAN: $46,670
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$13.72 - $26.26
(Median)
$14
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,317 - $64,710  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,041  
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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$31,294 - $61,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.72 - $26.26  
   
Overtime
$19.37 - $37.11  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,041  
   
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).
)
$31,294 - $61,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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Job Description for Architectural Technician

Architectural technicians hold a sort of hybrid role in the field of planning and drafting building schematics. Generally speaking, these technicians are concerned with the technical and scientific areas which affect architectural design. When employed in architectural firms, they are typically tasked with assisting with sections of drawings that must be scientifically precise and conform to certain technological specifications. These technicians also work in engineering firms, where the goal is to incorporate scientific and technological information from engineering design teams into working drafts, drawings, and schematics.

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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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Architectural Technicians might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Architect, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $57K per year.

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Typical Architectural Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with AutoCAD Architecture, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and AutoCAD can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include AutoCAD. Experience with AutoCAD Architecture is often linked with knowledge of Autodesk Revit Architecture.

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Experience Affects Architectural Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Architectural Technician Salaries

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 19%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 19%
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