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Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salary

Earnings for Architectural Design Firm Associates in the United States come in at around $61K per year on average. With some bonuses approaching $15K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Architectural Design Firm Associates spread between $32K and $113K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 63 percent of Architectural Design Firm Associates are male. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$36,365 - $107,624
(Median)
$36K
$61K
$110K
MEDIAN: $61,492
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$12.16 - $55.23
(Median)
$12
$22
$55
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$36,365 - $107,624  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,694  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,823  
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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$31,820 - $113,493  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $55.23  
   
Overtime
$20.36 - $57.96  
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 - $14,694  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,823  
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).
)
$31,820 - $113,493  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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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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. However, becoming a Architect or Design Architect is a more frequent transition for Architectural Design Firm Associates.

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Professional skills reported by Architectural Design Firm Associates are few in number. Most notably, skills in Autodesk Revit Architecture, Project Management, AutoCAD, and Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 15 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Computer Aided Drafting & Design.

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Experience Affects Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 40%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salaries

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 15%

Project Management
up arrow 10%

AutoCAD
up arrow 8%

National Average
$57,000

Design
up arrow 3%

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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 25%