Average Architectural Designer Salary in Los Angeles, California

$53,306
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,436
Bonus
$1,700
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The average salary for an Architectural Designer in Los Angeles, California is $53,306.
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$44k
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$69k
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MEDIAN $53,306
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Salary
$44k - $69k
Bonus
$252 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$42k - $70k

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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 Gensler, HDR, Inc. and IBI Group, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at HDR, Inc. where the average pay is $60,465. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Gensler, earning around $56,869. IBI Group, Inc. pays the lowest at around $54,658. DLR Group, Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $55,519.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Architectural Designer. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Architectural Designer
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 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 $48,732 based on 79 salaries. An early career Architectural Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,845 based on 249 salaries. A mid-career Architectural Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,318 based on 78 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,062 based on 27 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $75,000.
Employees with Architectural Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 12.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (8.3% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (5.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11.6% less), Chicago, Illinois (4.9% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (0.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 438 survey responses.
Entry Level
18.0%
Early Career
56.8%
Mid Career
17.8%
Experienced
6.2%
Late Career
1.1%