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Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salary

Architectural Design Firm Associates in the United States can expect to earn an average of $61K per year. Total cash compensation to Architectural Design Firm Associates approaches anywhere from $32K on the lower end to $114K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $15K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the majority of Architectural Design Firm Associates (60 percent) survey respondents. Although one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job.

$38,000 - $105,000
(Median)
$38K
$61K
$100K
MEDIAN: $61,075
10%
50%
90%

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$12.16 - $55.23
(Median)
$12
$22
$55
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,000 - $105,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,101  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,769  
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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$32,304 - $114,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $55.23  
   
Overtime
$20.55 - $57.45  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,101  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,769  
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).
)
$32,304 - $114,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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Job Description for Associate - Architectural Design Firm

  • 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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It's not very common for Architectural Design Firm Associates to move on to become Senior Associate Architects. Average pay for a Senior Associate Architect is $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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Survey results show that Architectural Design Firm Associates use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Autodesk Revit Architecture, AutoCAD, and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Adobe Photoshop, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, and Design.

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Experience Affects Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 37%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 19%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 9%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

National Average
$57,000

Design
up arrow 4%

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

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 24%