Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salary

For Architectural Design Firm Associates, annual average wages total $60K per year. In the world of Architectural Design Firm Associates, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $3K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $32K and $110K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Architectural Design Firm Associates are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. Most Architectural Design Firm Associates like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,947 - $102,993
(Median)
$35K
$60K
$100K
MEDIAN: $60,176
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50%
90%

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$11.92 - $54.81
(Median)
$12
$23
$55
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,947 - $102,993  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,109  
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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$32,453 - $109,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $54.81  
   
Overtime
$11.75 - $60.63  
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 - $15,205  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,109  
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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$32,453 - $109,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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.

Common Career Paths for Associate - Architectural Design Firm


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There are some Architectural Design Firm Associates — though it's uncommon — that transition into Senior Associate Architects, where earnings are an average $85K annually. However, it's more common for Architectural Design Firm Associates to move into roles as Architects or Design Architects.

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Popular Skills for Associate - Architectural Design Firm


Architectural Design Firm Associates report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Fortunate workers who know Project Management command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Computer Aided Drafting & Design and Adobe Photoshop. Competency in Autodesk Revit Architecture frequently indicates knowledge of Design.

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Experience Affects Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 21%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
0%

National Average
$57,000

Design
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 6%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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