Average Early-Career Architectural Designer with Design Skills Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$53,416
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$2,500
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The average salary for an Early-Career Architectural Designer with Design skills in Washington, District of Columbia is $53,416.
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$47k
MEDIAN
$53k
90%
$76k
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$47k - $76k
Bonus
$1k - $3k
Total Pay
$48k - $72k

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

Pay by Experience Level for Architectural Designer

A mid-career Architectural Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $74,640 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Architectural Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 13.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (6.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (9.9% less), Chicago, Illinois (3.5% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (0.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 16 survey responses.
Mid Career
68.8%
Experienced
31.3%