Average Mid-Career Architectural Designer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$66,567
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Architectural Designer in Washington, District of Columbia is $66,567.
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$47k
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$67k
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$83k
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MEDIAN $66,567
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$47k - $83k
Total Pay
$46k - $84k

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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

Explore the most common career paths for Architectural Designer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
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, Autodesk AutoCAD and Project Coordinating are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop.

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 $49,255 based on 6 salaries. An early career Architectural Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,093 based on 68 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,618 based on 7 salaries.
Employees with Architectural Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 4.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (16.1% less), Chicago, Illinois (13.5% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (10.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 81 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.4%
Early Career
84.0%
Experienced
8.6%