Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salary

For Architectural Design Firm Associates, yearly average wages total $60K annually. Overall cash earnings for Architectural Design Firm Associates stretch from $32K on the lower end to $112K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men make up a slight majority of Architectural Design Firm Associates (57 percent) who responded to the survey. Job satisfaction for Architectural Design Firm Associates is high. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, one-fourth claim no health benefits at all.

$32,973 - $102,890
(Median)
$33K
$60K
$100K
MEDIAN: $60,319
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$11.92 - $54.81
(Median)
$12
$22
$55
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$32,973 - $102,890  
   
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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$31,851 - $111,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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 (?
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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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$31,851 - $111,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Architectural Design Firm Associates generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Autodesk Revit Architecture, Project Management, AutoCAD, and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe Photoshop, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, and Design.

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Experience Affects Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 38%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salaries

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 12%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

National Average
$57,000

Design
up arrow 4%

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

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 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
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 25%
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