Average Entry-Level Architectural Designer Salary in Los Angeles, California

$48,424
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,014
Bonus
$2,090
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Architectural Designer in Los Angeles, California is $48,424.
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$40k
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$48k
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$56k
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$40k - $56k
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$38k - $59k

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

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 $51,531 based on 297 salaries. A mid-career Architectural Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,380 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,316 based on 31 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $75,000.
Employees with Architectural Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 8.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (7.4% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (4.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12.4% less) and Chicago, Illinois (8.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 411 survey responses.
Early Career
72.3%
Mid Career
18.7%
Experienced
7.5%
Late Career
1.5%