Average Mid-Career Architectural Designer with Autodesk AutoCAD Skills Salary

$58,320
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,962
Bonus
$1,500
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Architectural Designer with Autodesk AutoCAD skills is $58,320.
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$45k
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MEDIAN $58,320
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Salary
$45k - $74k
Bonus
$489 - $6k
Profit Sharing
$343 - $4k
Total Pay
$44k - $75k

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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

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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 and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture, 3D Rendering and 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 $45,571 based on 109 salaries. An early career Architectural Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,629 based on 1,676 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,325 based on 279 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,909.
Employees with Architectural Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 21.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (16.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (8.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (4.3% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (0.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,171 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.0%
Early Career
77.2%
Experienced
12.9%
Late Career
4.9%