Architectural Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $46K per year. Job satisfaction for Architectural Technicians is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by more than half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,184 - $69,804
(Median)
$30K
$46K
$70K
MEDIAN: $45,781
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90%

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$11.49 - $23.97
(Median)
$11
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,184 - $69,804  
   
Bonus
$98.99 - $3,030  
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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$25,947 - $57,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.49 - $23.97  
   
Overtime
$17.25 - $33.27  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$98.99 - $3,030  
   
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).
)
$25,947 - $57,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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 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 pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in AutoCAD Architecture, Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. 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 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Architectural Technician Salaries

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 12%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 4%

Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

autodesk autocad
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National Average
$44,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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