Experienced Design Architect Salary

Pay for Experienced Design Architects sits in the ballpark of $73K per year. Cash earnings for Experienced Design Architects — including $14K in bonuses and $11K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $53K to $114K depending on individual performance. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Experienced Design Architects like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and just over a half earn dental coverage. Experienced Design Architects who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 68 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$52,308 - $107,093
$52K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,850
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$20.13 - $58.72
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MEDIAN: $31.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,308 - $107,093  
   
Bonus
$504 - $13,938  
Profit Sharing
$517 - $11,011  
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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$53,393 - $114,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 520
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$180$360$540
Hourly Rate
$20.13 - $58.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$524  
Overtime
$32.69 - $58.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1M
Bonus
$504 - $13,938  
   
Commission
$15,100  
Profit Sharing
$517 - $11,011  
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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$53,393 - $114,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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: $74,926

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

Chicago is home to an above-average pay rate for Experienced Design Architects, 19 percent higher than the national average. Experienced Design Architects will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+16 percent), Dallas (+13 percent), Boston (+11 percent), and New York (+7 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Columbus is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. St. Louis and Milwaukee are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Design Architect

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
10-19 years
84%
20 years or more
16%
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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