Average Entry-Level Architectural Designer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$44,547
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$3,500
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Architectural Designer in Chicago, Illinois is $44,547.
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$36k
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$45k
90%
$54k
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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.

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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 $49,484 based on 92 salaries. A mid-career Architectural Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,969 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,460 based on 6 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $79,480.
Employees with Architectural Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 17.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (15.4% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (13.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 142 survey responses.
Early Career
64.8%
Mid Career
27.5%
Experienced
4.2%
Late Career
3.5%