Architectural Technician Salary

The average Architectural Technician in the United States earns approximately $50K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. For the most part, Architectural Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Architectural Technicians (67 percent) who took the survey are men. A strong majority enjoy medical while a little more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about two in five. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$31,314 - $68,169
$31K
$50K
$68K
MEDIAN: $49,972
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$11.42 - $24.79
$11
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$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,314 - $68,169  
   
Bonus
$99.33 - $3,048  
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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$29,700 - $61,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.42 - $24.79  
   
Overtime
$17.19 - $32.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$99.33 - $3,048  
   
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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$29,700 - $61,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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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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 $58K per year.

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Popular Skills for Architectural Technician


Architectural Technicians report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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 5 percent and 18 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe Photoshop and autodesk autocad. Many workers who know AutoCAD also know Autodesk Revit Architecture.

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
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Architectural Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲36%

Mid-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲11%

National Average
$44,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Architectural Technician Salaries

Sketchup
▲18%

AutoCAD Architecture
▲9%


Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
▲2%

National Average
$44,000

AutoCAD
▼1%

autodesk autocad
▼4%

Adobe Photoshop
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 18%
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