Architectural Technician Salary

The average Architectural Technician in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $45K per year. Architectural Technicians who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 82 percent. Job satisfaction for Architectural Technicians is high. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than one-half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,605 - $63,953
(Median)
$33K
$45K
$64K
MEDIAN: $45,421
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$13.91 - $28.83
(Median)
$14
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,605 - $63,953  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
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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$31,478 - $61,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.91 - $28.83  
   
Overtime
$20.08 - $37.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
   
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).
)
$31,478 - $61,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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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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Many Architectural Technicians move into an Architect role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $57K per year.

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Popular Skills for Architectural Technician


Typical Architectural Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with AutoCAD Architecture, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and AutoCAD can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Experience with AutoCAD is often linked with knowledge of Autodesk Revit Architecture.

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Experience Affects Architectural Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Architectural Technician Salaries

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 7%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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