The average salary for a Design Architect with Design skills in Australia is AU$65,832.
Is Design Architect your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
AU$51k - AU$98k
AU$400 - AU$9k
AU$0 - AU$4k
AU$51k - AU$100k
Your Market Worth Over Time
How has your pay changed over time for your market? Find out by taking our salary quiz.
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 trou…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Design Architect
Explore the most common career paths for Design Architect. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)
Design Architect Job Listings
Popular Skills for Design Architect
Autodesk Revit Architecture
Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, 3D Rendering, Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Revit Architecture and Autodesk AutoCAD.
Pay by Experience Level for Design Architect
An entry-level Design Architect with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$51,139 based on 49 salaries. An early career Design Architect with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$59,555 based on 187 salaries. A mid-career Design Architect with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$72,549 based on 120 salaries. An experienced Design Architect with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$84,177 based on 69 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$97,110.
Pay Difference by Location
Learn more about cost of living by city.
Employees with Design Architect in their job title in Brisbane, Queensland earn an average of 12.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Adelaide, South Australia (2.7% more) and Sydney, New South Wales (0.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (10.4% less), Perth, Western Australia (6.2% less) and Newcastle, New South Wales (4.0% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 449 survey responses.
Related Job Salaries
AU$40k - AU$70k
AU$41k - AU$73k
AU$54k - AU$110k
AU$53k - AU$88k
AU$60k - AU$124k
AU$64k - AU$148k
AU$40k - AU$76k
AU$50k - AU$94k
AU$52k - AU$110k
AU$58k - AU$98k