Average Mid-Career Design Architects make around $60K annually. Total incomes of Mid-Career Design Architects incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $7K from bonuses and close to $6K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $46K and $87K. More than half of Mid-Career Design Architects (62 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction for Mid-Career Design Architects is high. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly two-fifths. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,823 - $83,353
$46K
$60K
$83K
MEDIAN: $60,115
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$18.40 - $49.03
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MEDIAN: $26.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$45,823 - $83,353  
   
Bonus
$509 - $7,045  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $6,237  
Commission
$7,000  
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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$46,443 - $87,259  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 744
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$180$360$540
Hourly Rate
$18.40 - $49.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$524  
Overtime
$23.62 - $51.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1M
Bonus
$509 - $7,045  
   
Commission
$7,000  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $6,237  
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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$46,443 - $87,259  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 103

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,189

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Surpassing the national average by 17 percent, Mid-Career Design Architects in Dallas receive some of the highest pay in the country. Mid-Career Design Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+17 percent), New York (+12 percent), Boston (+6 percent), and Washington (+5 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Milwaukee. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Cleveland and Miami (8 percent lower).

Key Stats for Design Architect

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.
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5-9 years
77%
10-19 years
23%
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Skills That Affect Design Architect Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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