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

$59,902
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,725
Bonus
$1,028
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career Architectural Designer in San Francisco, California is $59,902.
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$48k
MEDIAN
$60k
90%
$73k
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$48k - $73k
Bonus
$499 - $6k
Profit Sharing
$203 - $7k
Total Pay
$48k - $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.

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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 $52,702 based on 20 salaries. A mid-career Architectural Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,600 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,625 based on 8 salaries.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (19.3% less), Chicago, Illinois (17.2% less) and Los Angeles, California (13.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 93 survey responses.
Entry Level
21.5%
Mid Career
69.9%
Experienced
8.6%