Design Architect with Design Skills Salary

Median pay for Design Architects with Design skills lies in the neighborhood of $60K annually. In the world of Design Architects with Design skills, overall income ranges from $40K near the bottom to $101K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and the individual firm are driving factors as well. The majority of Design Architects with Design skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Design Architects with Design skills (61 percent) survey respondents are male. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, approximately one in five claim no health benefits at all. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,467 - $97,164
$41K
$60K
$97K
MEDIAN: $60,180
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$14.56 - $40.57
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$41
MEDIAN: $24.05
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,467 - $97,164  
   
Bonus
$487.42 - $9,802  
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $9,060  
Commission
$1,500  
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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$40,122 - $100,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 662
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.56 - $40.57  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.04  
Overtime
$20.69 - $48.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$487.42 - $9,802  
   
Commission
$1,500  
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $9,060  
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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$40,122 - $100,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 120

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The biggest paychecks can be found at NBBJ — the median salary there is $66K.

Offering only $56K on average, Hks, Inc. seems to pay the least. Moreover, the pay scale seems pretty narrow there; employees make $50K on the lower end and $107K on the higher end.

Pay by Experience Level for Design Architect

Pay by Experience for a Design Architect has a positive trend. An entry-level Design Architect with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 369 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Design Architect with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 277 salaries. An experienced Design Architect which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 217 salaries. A Design Architect with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 115 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,655

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

Philadelphia offers some of the highest pay in the country for Design Architects with Design skills, 18 percent above the national average. Design Architects with Design skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+17 percent), San Francisco (+17 percent), Kansas City (+13 percent), and Raleigh (+10 percent). Design Architects with Design skills in Miami take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 30 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Milwaukee and Chicago (10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Design Architect

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Design Architect Salaries

▲61%

▲23%

▲4%

National Average
$61,000

▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 21%
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