Architectural Design Firm Associates in the United States can expect to earn an average of $65K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Architectural Design Firm Associates (60 percent) who took the survey are female. Although about a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported.

$37,000 - $100,000
$37K
$65K
$100K
MEDIAN: $65,071
10%
50%
90%

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$16.34 - $28.83
$22
MEDIAN: $22.25
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$37,000 - $100,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$34,555 - $106,441  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.25  
   
Overtime
$24.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
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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$34,555 - $106,441  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Associate - Architectural Design Firm


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While not commonly seen, Architectural Design Firm Associates who transition into a Senior Associate Architect position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Senior Associate Architects is $85K per year. Architectural Design Firm Associates most often advance into Architect and Design Architect positions even though the median salaries are $6K lower and $8K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Associate - Architectural Design Firm


Survey results suggest that Architectural Design Firm Associates use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, autodesk autocad, Design, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Adobe Photoshop, and Autodesk Revit Architecture. The majority of those who know Design also know Autodesk Revit Architecture.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate - Architectural Design Firm

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $44K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $55K. Architectural Design Firm Associates claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $75K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $100K.

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Key Stats for Associate - Architectural Design Firm

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
035
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 58%


National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%


Skills That Affect Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 11%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 8%

Design
up arrow 2%

National Average
$63,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 10%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 11%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 16%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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