Earnings for Seattle Design Architects come in at around $61K annually on average. In the world of Design Architects in Seattle, total cash compensation can vary between $43K and $88K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $8K and $4K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Women Design Architects in Seattle, Wash. who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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MEDIAN: $61,138
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Salary
$43,633 - $84,741  
   
Bonus
$302.01 - $7,946  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $4,027  
Total Pay (?
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$43,053 - $88,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $75.00  
   
Overtime
$47.89  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$302.01 - $7,946  
   
Profit Sharing
$979 - $4,027  
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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$43,053 - $88,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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About Seattle, Washington

King County, Washington
684,443
Male:
345,659 (50.5%)
Female:
338,784 (49.5%)
Seattle (/siˈætəl/) is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. As of 2015, it is estimated to be the 18th largest city in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. The Seattle metropolitan area is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States with over 3.7 million inhabitants. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the...
Seattle:
$80,349
Washington:
$64,129
$1,356
Seattle:
$530,900
Washington:
$284,000
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Pay by Experience Level for Design Architect

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $49K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $63K. Design Architects in Seattle with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $72K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $80K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Key Stats for Design Architect

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Design Architect Salaries




National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Design Architect Salaries


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Project Coordinating
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Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$63,000

3D Rendering
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
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up arrow 9%


Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 12%

AutoCAD Architecture
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Autocad 2000i
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Microsoft Word
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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