The average pay for an Entry-Level Design Architect in Washington, District of Columbia is $55,294 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Project Management and Project Coordinating.

$40,706 - $66,669
(Median)
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$67K
MEDIAN: $55,293
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$40,706 - $66,669  
   
Bonus
$2,948  
Profit Sharing
$3,975  
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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$41,443 - $69,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$24.45  
   
Overtime
$35.91  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$2,948  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,975  
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).
)
$41,443 - $69,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
632,019
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
5.0%

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Skills That Affect Design Architect Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 14%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 12%

3D Rendering
up arrow 8%

Graphic Design
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Design
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

National Average
$56,000

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 4%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 5%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 5%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 6%

AutoCAD
up arrow 7%

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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