Average Architectural Designer with 3D Rendering Skills Salary

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The average salary for an Architectural Designer with 3D Rendering skills is $51,266.
MEDIAN $51,266
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$41k - $68k
$394 - $5k
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$363 - $5k
$5k - $17k
Total Pay
$39k - $69k

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Architectural Designer

The top respondents for the job title Architectural Designer are from the companies Gensler, HDR, Inc. and Stantec Architecture Ltd.. Reported salaries are highest at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Llp where the average pay is $61,935. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include HDR, Inc. and Stantec Architecture Ltd., earning around $59,692 and $59,500, respectively. NBBJ pays the lowest at around $49,480. Gensler and Aecom Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $53,853 and $55,955, respectively.

Career Paths

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

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 $45,915 based on 94 salaries. An early career Architectural Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,838 based on 1,450 salaries. A mid-career Architectural Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,567 based on 408 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,580 based on 173 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $68,042.
Employees with Architectural Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 12.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (9.4% more) and Seattle, Washington (4.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8.7% less).

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