Median pay for Seattle Design Architects is around $62K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $7K and $4K, respectively — total cash payment to Design Architects in Seattle can bottom out near $44K or peak near $88K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and over one-half earn dental coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Salary
$43,898 - $84,025  
   
Bonus
$973 - $7,047  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $3,945  
Total Pay (?
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$43,520 - $87,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $51.06  
   
Overtime
$38.01 - $51.11  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$973 - $7,047  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $3,945  
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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$43,520 - $87,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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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.


For Design Architects in Seattle, Wash., level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $52K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $64K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $71K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $76K on average.

Key Stats for Design Architect

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Design Architect Salaries




National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Design Architect Salaries


Project Coordinating
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Microsoft Office
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Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
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$63,000




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AutoCAD Architecture
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Autocad 2000i
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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