Architectural Technician Salary

Earnings for Architectural Technicians in the United States come in at around $46K annually on average. Work is enjoyable for Architectural Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Architectural Technicians who responded to the questionnaire — 82 percent to be exact. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,988 - $64,564

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$13.66 - $28.97

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,988 - $64,564  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,041  
Total Pay (?
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$30,910 - $61,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.66 - $28.97  
   
Overtime
$20.05 - $37.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$30,910 - $61,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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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Popular Skills for Architectural Technician


Architectural Technicians usually 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like AutoCAD. It is not unusual for someone who knows AutoCAD to be familiar with Autodesk Revit Architecture as well.

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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 16 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 20%
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