Architectural Technician Salary

Pay for Architectural Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $49K per year. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Architectural Technicians is high. Around one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and over one-half claim dental coverage as well. Men account for the majority of Architectural Technicians who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,062 - $67,838
$36K
$49K
$68K
MEDIAN: $48,689
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$11.62 - $25.50
$12
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MEDIAN: $18.84
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$0$67K
Salary $36,062 - $67,838
Bonus $102.56 - $3,056
Profit Sharing $1,250
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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$30,273 - $61,399
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 38
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $11.62 - $25.50
Overtime $17.19 - $34.55
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $102.56 - $3,056
Profit Sharing $1,250
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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$30,273 - $61,399
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 37

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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

  • Use drawing software to turn designs into construction plans and drawings.
  • Assist with production planning and scheduling.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Architectural Technician


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Advancing into an Architect role seems to be a popular career move for Architectural Technicians, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $58K per year.

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Popular Skills for Architectural Technician


Survey results suggest that Architectural Technicians put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Sketchup, AutoCAD Architecture, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 19 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Adobe Photoshop and autodesk autocad. Those with knowledge of AutoCAD tend to be skilled in Autodesk Revit Architecture as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Architectural Technician

Pay by Experience for an Architectural Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Architectural Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 45 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Architectural Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Architectural Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 11 salaries. An Architectural Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Architectural Technician

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Architectural Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲38%

Mid-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲13%

National Average
$44,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Architectural Technician Salaries

Sketchup
▲19%

AutoCAD Architecture
▲11%


Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
▲4%

AutoCAD
▲1%

National Average
$44,000

autodesk autocad
▼3%

Adobe Photoshop
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 21%
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