Experienced Design Architect Salary

Experienced Design Architects can expect to earn an average of $73K annually. Total cash compensation to Experienced Design Architects bottoms out near $53K and approaches $115K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $14K from bonuses and almost $11K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most Experienced Design Architects like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while roughly one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly two in five. More than half of Experienced Design Architects (69 percent) survey respondents are men. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$52,304 - $108,179
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$73K
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MEDIAN: $72,931
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$20.16 - $58.96
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MEDIAN: $31.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,304 - $108,179  
   
Bonus
$505 - $13,621  
Profit Sharing
$608 - $11,096  
Commission
$15,100  
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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$53,382 - $114,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 590
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$20.16 - $58.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$264.61  
Overtime
$28.10 - $58.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$505 - $13,621  
   
Commission
$15,100  
Profit Sharing
$608 - $11,096  
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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$53,382 - $114,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79

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Those at Perkins Eastman Architects P.C. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $91K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,868

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Experienced Design Architects that is 20 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Experienced Design Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+12 percent), San Francisco (+12 percent), New York (+12 percent), and Dallas (+9 percent). In Columbus, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in St. Louis (11 percent lower) and Seattle (5 percent lower).

Key Stats for Design Architect

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
10-19 years
84%
20 years or more
16%
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Skills That Affect Design Architect Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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