Average Mid-Career Architectural Designer Salary in Australia

AU$63,773
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AU$2,500
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Architectural Designer in Australia is AU$63,773.
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AU$52k
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AU$64k
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AU$84k
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MEDIAN AU$63,773
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AU$52k - AU$84k
Bonus
AU$972 - AU$8k
Total Pay
AU$51k - AU$85k

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Job Description for Architectural Designer

Architectural Designer Tasks
  • Produce CAD drawings, renderings, layouts and color boards for specific architectural design.
  • Compile data and perform dimensional and routine calculations required for the preparation of drawings and design layouts.
  • Research and develop design and product solutions and presents them for consideration.
  • Produce drawings and specifications that have been red lined by others.
  • Use technical manuals to ensure compliance with required codes and standards.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Architectural Designer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Architectural Designer
Project Architect
Architect (but not Landscape or Naval)
Design Architect
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Architectural Designer

Skills in Autodesk Revit Architecture and Autodesk AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 3D Rendering, Adobe Photoshop and Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Architectural Designer

An entry-level Architectural Designer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$47,062 based on 9 salaries. An early career Architectural Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$56,610 based on 197 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$74,619 based on 51 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$79,136.
Employees with Architectural Designer in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 16.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brisbane, Queensland (3.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Perth, Western Australia (3.7% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (3.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 276 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.3%
Early Career
71.4%
Experienced
18.5%
Late Career
6.9%

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