Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salary
Earnings for Architectural Design Firm Associates in the United States come in at around $66K per year on average. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Architectural Design Firm Associates who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$42,082 - $101,986|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $9,123|
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|$35,396 - $108,088|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $9,123|
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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).Read More...
A degree in a relevant field is highly beneficial for this position, and proficiency in computer programs such as AutoCAD and Design may be necessary. These associates must have a range of skills to serve clients, including computer skills, organization, presentation, planning, communication, and close attention to detail. Leadership, motivation, and interpersonal skills are also beneficial to work well with other employees.
Associates in architectural design firms must be familiar with the local laws which dictate building codes, as their work must always comply with local building codes and conditions of permits. Generally, these associates also help clients with applications for permits.
Experience and good contacts are important for those in this position when it comes to recommending specific materials used for construction of proposed plans; a design which is good on paper still requires careful planning and quality material for good execution. This work can be quite diverse, as clients always have different desires, ideas, and budgets with which to work. Often, these associate are able create niches for themselves in areas they like, such as industrial design, luxury design, or creating an ideal office atmosphere.
Associate - Architectural Design Firm Tasks
- Drafting architecture designs and detailing.
- Assist with permit applications.
- Assist with analyzing building code and permit compliance.
- Create design review drawings and presentations for clients.
Common Career Paths for Associate - Architectural Design Firm
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. Architectural Design Firm Associates most often advance into Architect and Design Architect positions even though the median salaries are $6K lower and $8K lower, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Associate - Architectural Design Firm
Survey results suggest that Architectural Design Firm Associates use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, autodesk autocad, Design, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Adobe Photoshop, and Autodesk Revit Architecture. For most people, competency in Design indicates knowledge of Autodesk Revit Architecture.
Pay by Experience Level for Associate - Architectural Design Firm
Pay by Experience for an Associate - Architectural Design Firm has a positive trend. An entry-level Associate - Architectural Design Firm with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 20 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Associate - Architectural Design Firm with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Associate - Architectural Design Firm which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 19 salaries. An Associate - Architectural Design Firm with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 5 salaries.
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