Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salary

Earnings for Architectural Design Firm Associates in the United States come in at around $66K per year on average. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Architectural Design Firm Associates who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$42,082 - $101,986
$42K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,304
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$16.76 - $28.83
$24
MEDIAN: $23.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,082 - $101,986  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,123  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$35,396 - $108,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.75  
   
Overtime
$24.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,123  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$35,396 - $108,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Adobe Photoshop, and Autodesk Revit Architecture. For most people, competency in Design indicates knowledge of Autodesk Revit Architecture.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate - Architectural Design Firm

Pay by Experience for an Associate - Architectural Design Firm has a positive trend. An entry-level Associate - Architectural Design Firm with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 20 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Associate - Architectural Design Firm with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Associate - Architectural Design Firm which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 19 salaries. An Associate - Architectural Design Firm with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Associate - Architectural Design Firm

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salaries

Late-Career
▲43%

▲35%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
▼13%

▼32%

Skills That Affect Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salaries


autodesk autocad
▲9%

▲3%

National Average
$64,000

AutoCAD
▼11%


Adobe Photoshop
▼12%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 20%
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