Average Experienced Architectural Designer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$53,460
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The average salary for an Experienced Architectural Designer in Chicago, Illinois is $53,460.
25%
$46k
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$53k
75%
$74k
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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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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 $44,547 based on 23 salaries. An early career Architectural Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,484 based on 92 salaries. A mid-career Architectural Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,969 based on 39 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $79,480.
Employees with Architectural Designer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 49.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (48.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (30.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Charlestown, Rhode Island (2.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 159 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.5%
Early Career
57.9%
Mid Career
24.5%
Late Career
3.1%