C$53,256
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

C$1,002

Profit Sharing

C$2,000

The average pay for an Architectural Designer is C$51,986 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.

C$39,306 - C$76,112
C$39K
C$53K
C$76K
MEDIAN: C$53,256
10%
50%
90%
C$14.96 - C$35.86
C$15
C$22
C$36
MEDIAN: C$22.36
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$77K
Salary C$39,306 - C$76,112
Bonus C$0.00 - C$5,500
Profit Sharing C$252 - C$18,548
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$36,973 - C$77,618
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 8 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 308
Hourly Data C$0C$44
Hourly Rate C$14.96 - C$35.86
Overtime C$17.97 - C$44.16
Annual Data C$0C$77K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$5,500
Profit Sharing C$252 - C$18,548
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$36,973 - C$77,618
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 8 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 181

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

16%

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8%

-4%

-11%

-15%

National Average: C$51,923

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 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)

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Key Stats for Architectural Designer

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Architectural Designer Salaries

▲44%

▲24%

▲14%

National Average
C$52,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Architectural Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 31%