Average Architectural Designer Salary in San Francisco, California

$59,747
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,055
Bonus
$1,200
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Architectural Designer in San Francisco, California is $59,747.
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$48k
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$77k
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MEDIAN $59,747
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Salary
$48k - $77k
Bonus
$306 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$242 - $6k
Total Pay
$48k - $78k

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Architectural Designer

The top respondents for the job title Architectural Designer are from the companies Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Llp, Gould Evans and Gould Evans. Reported salaries are highest at Gould Evans where the average pay is $70,873. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Llp pays the lowest at around $64,001.

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Popular Skills for Architectural Designer

Skills in Autodesk Revit Architecture and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop, 3D Rendering and 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 $51,638 based on 57 salaries. An early career Architectural Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,650 based on 196 salaries. A mid-career Architectural Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,777 based on 58 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,986 based on 9 salaries.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (21.1% less), Chicago, Illinois (15.2% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (11.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 320 survey responses.
Entry Level
17.8%
Early Career
61.3%
Mid Career
18.1%
Experienced
2.8%