Average Mid-Career Architectural Designer Salary in Los Angeles, California

$63,970
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,027
Bonus
$1,200
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Architectural Designer in Los Angeles, California is $63,970.
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$51k
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MEDIAN $63,970
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Salary
$51k - $78k
Bonus
$959 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $3k
Total Pay
$50k - $80k

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

Pay by Experience Level for Architectural Designer

An entry-level Architectural Designer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,732 based on 21 salaries. An early career Architectural Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,020 based on 285 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,619 based on 28 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $75,000.
Employees with Architectural Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 9.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (4.1% more) and New York, New York (3.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (12.7% less), Chicago, Illinois (10.0% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (7.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 340 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.2%
Early Career
83.8%
Experienced
8.2%
Late Career
1.8%