A Mid-Career Design Architect earns an average salary of AED 170,318 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Sketchup and Graphic Design.

AED 76,630 - AED 302,969
AED 170K
AED 300K
MEDIAN: AED 169,012
Salary AED 76,630 - AED 302,969
Bonus AED 0.00 - AED 25,976
Profit Sharing AED 16,150
Commission AED 23,005
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).
AED 78,200 - AED 304,970
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • Currency: AED
  • Updated: 19 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 257

Job Description for Design Architect

Design architects generally design buildings or other structures such as statues and water fountains for their employer. They work on design projects from start to finish, consulting with clients, creating and editing draft designs, and monitoring project progress throughout construction. Design architects must keep their supervisors and other team members up to date on all updates to projects, and they may go to construction sites to monitor construction progress in person and help conduct troubleshooting as needed. Sometimes, design architects coordinate construction projects as well; this requires coordinating the work of a wide number of construction and design team members to ensure a project is completed successfully within project specifications, deadlines and budget.


Design Architect Tasks

  • Assist team in developing and implementing design concepts for both interior and building projects.
  • Mentor younger staff to develop their design skills.
  • Work with clients in the pre-design phase to generate designs.

Design Architect Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AED 172,393

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

Key Stats for Design Architect


36 %
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
5-9 years
10-19 years

Skills That Affect Design Architect Salaries


National Average
AED 172,000




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


36 %
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 20%