Architectural Designer Salary

An Architectural Designer earns an average salary of $50,128 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$39,449 - $69,261
$39K
$51K
$69K
MEDIAN: $50,601
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$16.37 - $30.22
$16
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $22.09
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$70K
Salary $39,449 - $69,261
Bonus $206 - $5,011
Profit Sharing $197 - $4,937
Commission $0.00 - $17,879
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).
)
$38,292 - $70,183
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,324
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $16.37 - $30.22
Hourly Tips $10.00
Overtime $21.33 - $42.51
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $206 - $5,011
Commission $0.00 - $17,879
Profit Sharing $197 - $4,937
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).
)
$38,292 - $70,183
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,270

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.

Read More...

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Architectural Designer

Common Career Paths for Architectural Designer


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px

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: $50,847

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 Tacoma:
"Good benefits Lack of Utilization."
Pros: Very good benefits for the employee - not so much for their families in terms of health however.
Cons: Bad communication on behalf of the partners between one another and the staff. Also, they seem not to use their staff’s skills and abilities to their fullest.

Architectural Designer in Boston:
"Working as a designer."
Pros: Constantly learning new things everyday.
Cons: Too much pressure towards inexperienced individuals.

Architectural Designer in Chelsea:
"Site visits & office work, varying stress, creative."
Pros: I get to use my creativity. I like the people I work with. There are many projects going on at once and never a dull in work load. I get to work with many different clients. I believe in what our company is offering.
Cons: Long hours. Can be stressful at times. Sometimes there are difficult clients and I think I should be paid more.

Architectural Designer in Norman:
"Creating livign spaces."
Pros: HOw I can make people feel better being on a space, without noticing why they are feeling better.
Cons:

Architectural Designer in Daly City:
Pros: Extremely diverse and challenging, requires full focus and devotion.
Cons: Long hours, roller coaster schedule. I am getting my degree in Architecture and its hard to do both.

Architectural Designer in San Francisco:
Pros: The opportunity to shape our built environment and solve our housing crisis.
Cons: Size of the company, projects with larger development companies creating suburbs.

Architectural Designer in Nashville:
"Mixed thoughts."
Pros: The studio environment is great for a collaborative working place, the projects the firm gets to work on are often really good, and the team of employees work well together.
Cons: Of the two partners, one micromanages way too much to the point where it almost becomes an issue, the office chairs are over 30 years old and highly uncomfortable and they won't replace them. There is no set guidelines to office hierarchy of positions within the office as a way of promoting individuals.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Architectural Designer

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 819 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Architectural Designer Salaries

▲34%

▲16%

▲10%

National Average
$51,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Architectural Designer Salaries



Design
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

Autodesk Revit Architecture
▼1%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼1%


▼2%









Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 819 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 21%