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Average Early-Career Architectural Designer Salary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$49,267
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$1,500
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The average salary for an Early-Career Architectural Designer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is $49,267.
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$40k
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$49k
90%
$58k
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What Do Architectural Designers Do?

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

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Architectural Designer
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What Are Popular Skills for Architectural Designers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Architectural Designers?

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 $42,928 based on 17 salaries. A mid-career Architectural Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,234 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,983 based on 9 salaries.
Employees with Architectural Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 24.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (18.0% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (8.4% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 54 survey responses.
Entry Level
31.5%
Mid Career
51.9%
Experienced
16.7%