Average Architectural Designer Hourly Pay in San Diego, California

$23.94
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$1,100
Bonus
$2,000
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Architectural Designer in San Diego, California is $23.94.
10%
$17.25
10%
$23.94
50%
$29.38
90%
90%
MEDIAN $23.94
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Hourly Rate
$17 - $29
Bonus
$298 - $3,945
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2,000
Total Pay
$37,480 - $67,923

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

Pay by Experience Level for Architectural Designer

An early career Architectural Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $22.99 based on 51 salaries. A mid-career Architectural Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.97 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29.50 based on 7 salaries.
Employees with Architectural Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 5.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (1.1% more) and Seattle, Washington (1.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (9.6% less), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9.4% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (1.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 69 survey responses.
Early Career
73.9%
Mid Career
15.9%
Experienced
10.1%