Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salary

Architectural Design Firm Associates in the United States can expect to earn an average of $60K annually. In the world of Architectural Design Firm Associates, overall income ranges from $32K near the bottom to $112K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Architectural Design Firm Associates are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. While nearly one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$33,167 - $102,664

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$11.92 - $54.81

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$33,167 - $102,664  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,456  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,152  
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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$31,888 - $111,514  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $54.81  
   
Overtime
$21.33 - $57.96  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,456  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,152  
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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$31,888 - $111,514  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Job Description for Associate - Architectural Design Firm

Associates in architectural design firms are highly familiar with the world of design and often have prior experience and education within it to develop a high degree of creativity and a diverse range of skills. Depending on the state in which he/she works, a designer's license may be necessary; the most commonly recognized is from The National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).

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Associate - Architectural Design Firm Tasks

  • Assist with analyzing building code and permit compliance.
  • Create design review drawings and presentations for clients.
  • Drafting architecture designs and detailing.
  • Assist with permit applications.

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Survey results imply that Architectural Design Firm Associates put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Autodesk Revit Architecture, Project Management, AutoCAD, and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, and Design.

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Experience Affects Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 36%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salaries

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 11%

Project Management
up arrow 8%

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

National Average
$56,000

Design
up arrow 4%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 9%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 25%
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