Average Mid-Career Design Architects make around $60K per year. Final cash compensation to Mid-Career Design Architects varies from around $46K to approximately $85K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $5K, respectively. The majority of Mid-Career Design Architects (63 percent) who took the survey are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly two in five. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,616 - $81,054
(Median)
$46K
$60K
$81K
MEDIAN: $59,608
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$18.49 - $48.07
(Median)
$18
$27
$48
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$45,616 - $81,054  
   
Bonus
$501 - $7,912  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $5,209  
Commission
$8,500  
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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$46,330 - $84,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 807
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$180$360$540
Hourly Rate
$18.49 - $48.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$524  
Overtime
$24.05 - $48.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1.5M
Bonus
$501 - $7,912  
   
Commission
$8,500  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $5,209  
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).
)
$46,330 - $84,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 114

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,794

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Dallas is home to an above-average pay rate for Mid-Career Design Architects, 20 percent higher than the national average. Mid-Career Design Architects will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+15 percent), New York (+14 percent), Kansas City (+13 percent), and Boston (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Houston, which sits 9 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Cleveland and Miami (8 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Design Architect Salaries

Design
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Microsoft Office
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autodesk autocad
0%

Project Coordinating
0%

Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
0%

Adobe Illustrator
0%

National Average
$61,000

Autodesk Revit Architecture
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Adobe Photoshop
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3D Rendering
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Adobe InDesign
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Microsoft Word
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Project Management
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
up arrow 4%

AutoCAD Architecture
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3D Max
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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