$51,683
Avg. Salary
$22.49
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,587

Bonus

$1,559

Profit Sharing

$6,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Architectural Designer is $22.49 per hour.

The average pay for an Architectural Designer is $51,683 per year.

10%
$16.55
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$22.49
50%
$30.40
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MEDIAN $22.49
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$40k
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$52k
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$70k
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MEDIAN $51,683
$40,478 - $70,020
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$52K
$70K
MEDIAN: $51,683
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$0$70K
Salary $40,478 - $70,020
Bonus $413 - $4,986
Profit Sharing $254 - $5,081
Commission $6,000
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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$39,099 - $70,906
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,993
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $16.55 - $30.40
Hourly Tips $13.89
Overtime $22.52 - $42.81
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $413 - $4,986
Commission $6,000
Profit Sharing $254 - $5,081
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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$39,099 - $70,906
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,530

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.

Architectural Designer Pay By Employer

$0$86K

Gensler
41 profiles
$54,490

HDR, Inc.
29 profiles
$61,046

$55,955

$50,911

$54,940

$61,798

NBBJ
14 profiles
$48,834

NORR
10 profiles
$40,848

Perkins and Will
10 profiles
$57,152

$51,413

Common Career Paths for Architectural Designer


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Architectural Designer Job Listings

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 $48,000 based on 1,496 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 $56,000 based on 550 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 328 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 $68,000 based on 151 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,834

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

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Key Stats for Architectural Designer

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1102 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Architectural Designer Salaries

▲31%

▲14%

▲8%

National Average
$52,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Architectural Designer Salaries



National Average
$52,000

Design
▼2%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
▼3%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼3%


▼4%









Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1102 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 22%