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Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salary

Architectural Design Firm Associates in the United States take home an average $59K per year. Total cash compensation for Architectural Design Firm Associates runs from $32K to $111K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $15K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Architectural Design Firm Associates like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Architectural Design Firm Associates making up 59 percent of survey respondents. While around one in four report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well.

$34,687 - $102,215
(Median)
$35K
$59K
$100K
MEDIAN: $59,162
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50%
90%

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$11.88 - $55.23
(Median)
$12
$22
$55
MEDIAN: $22.00
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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
$34,687 - $102,215  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
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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$31,924 - $111,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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
$11.88 - $55.23  
   
Overtime
$21.33 - $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 - $15,205  
   
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).
)
$31,924 - $111,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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.

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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. Going from Architectural Design Firm Associate to Architect is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $57K. Many others choose to work as Design Architects, where pay is typically $55K.

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Survey results imply that Architectural Design Firm Associates put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Autodesk Revit Architecture, Project Management, AutoCAD, and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe Photoshop and Computer Aided Drafting & Design.

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Experience Affects Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 41%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salaries

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 13%

Project Management
up arrow 10%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

National Average
$56,000

Design
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 8%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 26%
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