Average Mid-Career Architectural Designer Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

$59,431
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$2,125
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Architectural Designer in Boston, Massachusetts is $59,431.
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$46k
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MEDIAN $59,431
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$46k - $71k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$46k - $75k

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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
Design Architect
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Architectural Designer

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

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 $49,491 based on 17 salaries. An early career Architectural Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,622 based on 158 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 11 salaries.
Employees with Architectural Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 17.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (12.0% more) and New York, New York (11.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (6.0% less) and Chicago, Illinois (3.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 186 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.1%
Early Career
84.9%
Experienced
5.9%