Average Early-Career Architectural Designer Salary in Portland, Oregon

$50,285
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,800
Bonus
$2,966
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The average salary for an Early-Career Architectural Designer in Portland, Oregon is $50,285.
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$41k
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$50k
90%
$62k
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$41k - $62k
Bonus
$493 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$996 - $4k
Total Pay
$40k - $62k

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

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 $41,279 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Architectural Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,989 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,565 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $109,374.
Employees with Architectural Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 18.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (12.2% more) and Seattle, Washington (5.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4.3% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 43 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.6%
Mid Career
48.8%
Experienced
25.6%
Late Career
14.0%