Average Mid-Career Architectural Designer Salary in Portland, Oregon

$56,215
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$1,024
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Architectural Designer in Portland, Oregon is $56,215.
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MEDIAN $56,215
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Salary
$44k - $78k
Bonus
$493 - $15k
Total Pay
$45k - $72k

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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
Design Architect
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Architectural Designer

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

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 $41,584 based on 5 salaries. An early career Architectural Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,658 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Architectural Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,565 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $109,374.
Employees with Architectural Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 24.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (18.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (13.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (0.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 92 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.4%
Early Career
76.1%
Experienced
12.0%
Late Career
6.5%