The average Architectural Technician in the United States earns approximately $49K per year. While approximately one-fifth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a little over a half have dental, as well. Most Architectural Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Architectural Technicians who answered the questionnnaire. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$31,314 - $68,188
$31K
$49K
$68K
MEDIAN: $49,131
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90%

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$11.34 - $23.83
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$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,314 - $68,188  
   
Bonus
$98.26 - $2,948  
Total Pay (?
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$28,349 - $59,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.34 - $23.83  
   
Overtime
$17.19 - $33.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$98.26 - $2,948  
   
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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$28,349 - $59,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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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.

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Architectural Technicians who move on to become Architects may enjoy significant pay raises, as Architects get paid an average of $58K per year.

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Popular Skills for Architectural Technician


Survey results show that Architectural Technicians typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in AutoCAD Architecture, Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. Many workers who know AutoCAD also know Autodesk Revit Architecture.

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Key Stats for Architectural Technician

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Architectural Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Architectural Technician Salaries

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 10%


Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
0%

National Average
$44,000

autodesk autocad
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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