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Average Architectural Designer Salary in New York, New York

$59,838
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,986
Bonus
$1,323
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The average salary for an Architectural Designer in New York, New York is $59,838.
10%
$48k
MEDIAN
$60k
90%
$76k
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What Do Architectural Designers Do?

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.
The top respondents for the job title Architectural Designer are from the companies Kohn Pedersen Fox, Grimshaw and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Llp. Reported salaries are highest at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Llp where the average pay is $67,664. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Gensler and Kohn Pedersen Fox, earning around $65,634 and $64,980, respectively. Grimshaw pays the lowest at around $55,948. Ennead Architects and Shop Architects also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $60,278 and $62,738, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Architectural Designers?

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.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Architectural Designers?

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 $52,293 based on 31 salaries. An early career Architectural Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,436 based on 341 salaries. A mid-career Architectural Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,290 based on 111 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,880 based on 24 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $0.
Employees with Architectural Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 4.9% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15.4% less), Portland, Oregon (12.7% less) and Chicago, Illinois (11.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 513 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.0%
Early Career
66.5%
Mid Career
21.6%
Experienced
4.7%
Late Career
1.2%