Architectural Technician Salary

Median pay for Architectural Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $18.47 per hour. Architectural Technicians who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 81 percent. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, Architectural Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,988 - $64,564
(Median)
$34K
$46K
$65K
MEDIAN: $46,275
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90%

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$13.70 - $27.74
(Median)
$14
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,988 - $64,564  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,013  
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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$31,018 - $61,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $27.74  
   
Overtime
$20.05 - $37.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,013  
   
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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$31,018 - $61,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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 who move on to become Architects may enjoy significant pay raises, as Architects get paid an average of $57K per year.

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Popular Skills for Architectural Technician


Architectural Technicians only report a few specific 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. AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit Architecture are also commonly seen together.

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Experience Affects Architectural Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Architectural Technician Salaries

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 17%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 9%

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
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 19%
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