Average Mid-Career Architectural Designer with Adobe Illustrator Skills Salary

$56,892
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,979
Bonus
$2,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Architectural Designer with Adobe Illustrator skills is $56,892.
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$45k
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MEDIAN $56,892
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Salary
$45k - $72k
Bonus
$996 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$350 - $4k
Total Pay
$45k - $73k

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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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Popular Skills for Architectural Designer

Skills in Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk AutoCAD, Design, Adobe Photoshop and 3D Rendering are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $45,688 based on 42 salaries. An early career Architectural Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,300 based on 628 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,958 based on 35 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $116,267.
Employees with Architectural Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 15.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (14.5% more) and Los Angeles, California (12.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (5.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 713 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.9%
Early Career
88.1%
Experienced
4.9%
Late Career
1.1%