Average Entry-Level Architectural Designer Salary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$42,409
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Architectural Designer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is $42,409.
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$35k
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$42k
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$52k
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MEDIAN $42,409
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$35k - $52k
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$35k - $52k

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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 that pay less than market rate include Design, 3D Rendering, Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit Architecture.

Pay by Experience Level for Architectural Designer

An early career Architectural Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $46,650 based on 100 salaries. A mid-career Architectural Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,996 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,173 based on 8 salaries.
Employees with Architectural Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 22.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (18.6% more) and Dallas, Texas (18.4% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 126 survey responses.
Early Career
79.4%
Mid Career
14.3%
Experienced
6.3%