Average Mid-Career Architectural Designer Salary in San Diego, California

$61,445
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$2,350
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Architectural Designer in San Diego, California is $61,445.
25%
$57k
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$61k
50%
$70k
75%
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MEDIAN $61,445
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Salary
$57k - $70k
Bonus
$1k - $4k
Total Pay
$50k - $74k

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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

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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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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 $53,748 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,931 based on 7 salaries.
Employees with Architectural Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 14.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (8.6% more) and Los Angeles, California (5.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (9.6% less), Chicago, Illinois (6.3% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (3.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 58 survey responses.
Early Career
87.9%
Experienced
12.1%