Average Mid-Career Architectural Designer Salary in San Francisco, California

$69,777
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,250
Bonus
$2,948
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Architectural Designer in San Francisco, California is $69,777.
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$54k
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$70k
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$85k
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MEDIAN $69,777
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Salary
$54k - $85k
Bonus
$983 - $7k
Profit Sharing
$600 - $3k
Total Pay
$57k - $88k

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

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 $52,055 based on 21 salaries. An early career Architectural Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,987 based on 219 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,986 based on 9 salaries.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (19.9% less), Chicago, Illinois (17.5% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (14.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 249 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.4%
Early Career
88.0%
Experienced
3.6%