C$53,530
Avg. Salary
C$22.72
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$1,011

Bonus

C$6,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Architectural Designer is C$22.72 per hour.

The average pay for an Architectural Designer is C$53,530 per year.

10%
C$15.63
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C$22.72
50%
C$36.65
90%
90%
MEDIAN C$22.72
10%
C$39k
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C$54k
50%
C$73k
90%
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MEDIAN C$53,530
C$39,340 - C$73,036
C$39K
C$54K
C$73K
MEDIAN: C$53,530
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90%
C$15.63 - C$36.65
C$16
C$23
C$37
MEDIAN: C$22.72
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50%
90%
C$0C$76K
Salary C$39,340 - C$73,036
Bonus C$49.78 - C$4,972
Profit Sharing C$268 - C$19,392
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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C$37,734 - C$76,172
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 15 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 316
Hourly Data C$0C$43
Hourly Rate C$15.63 - C$36.65
Overtime C$15.00 - C$43.95
Annual Data C$0C$76K
Bonus C$49.78 - C$4,972
Profit Sharing C$268 - C$19,392
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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C$37,734 - C$76,172
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 15 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 190

Job Description for Architectural Designer

Architectural designers design such projects as buildings, urban landscapes, and parks. In some cases, designers will work as a part of a company or studio, although they can also work independently. They meet with the client to discuss the client's budget and preferences. They then consult with the landscape consultant to understand the construction site and create different concepts for the project for presentation to the client. After incorporating in client comments on concepts, architectural designers work with engineers to create a design that works within the client's budget. During construction, they provide drawings to the construction team and monitor progress to make sure it is faithful to the design. Once the project is finished, the designer must inspect the building to make sure it meets the clients' standards.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Architectural Designer


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Popular Skills for Architectural Designer

Pay by Experience Level for Architectural Designer

Pay by Experience for an Architectural Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Architectural Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$46,000 based on 131 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Architectural Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$59,000 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$64,000 based on 58 salaries. An Architectural Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$75,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

14%

13%

7%

-5%

-12%

-16%

National Average: C$52,496

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

Architectural Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Architectural Designer?

Architectural Designer in Victoria:
"Surreal Atmosphere."
Pros: It’s my home town
Cons: It’s very expensive to live here

Architectural Designer in Toronto:
"Fast Pace and Exciting."
Pros: Its Multicultural needs
Cons: its need for specialization

Architectural Designer in Vancouver:
"Fine."
Pros: The environment
Cons: Some of the projects and mundane tasks

Architectural Designer in Toronto:
"Is challenging but I like challenges."
Pros: The City - the diversity of people
Cons: the politics and the language barrier

Architectural Designer in Vancouver:
"Know your worth."
Establish your skillset and find the job that is right for your career path.

Architectural Designer in Kamloops:
"Stress Level."
Pros: Location within the region(no real alternatives) Work atmosphere.
Cons: Stress(tight deadlines) ever increasing job expectations without real financial compensation, often work more than 40hrs per week with no compensation(fixed salary)

Architectural Designer in Hamilton:
"That job is not right for my education and desire."
To do the best and think about your future.

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Key Stats for Architectural Designer

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Architectural Designer Salaries

▲42%

▲22%

▲13%

National Average
C$52,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Architectural Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 31%