Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salary

Architectural Design Firm Associates in the United States take home approximately $68K per year on average. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Women make up a slight majority of Architectural Design Firm Associates (58 percent) survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$44,875 - $99,358
$45K
$70K
$99K
MEDIAN: $69,707
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$16.27 - $59.60
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$24
$60
MEDIAN: $23.75
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$0$107K
Salary $44,875 - $99,358
Bonus $490.16 - $9,989
Profit Sharing $509
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$42,699 - $107,729
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 50
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $16.27 - $59.60
Overtime $29.25
Annual Data $0$107K
Bonus $490.16 - $9,989
Profit Sharing $509
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$42,699 - $107,729
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

Job Description for Associate - Architectural Design Firm

Associates in architectural design firms are highly familiar with the world of design and often have prior experience and education within it to develop a high degree of creativity and a diverse range of skills. Depending on the state in which he/she works, a designer's license may be necessary; the most commonly recognized is from The National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).

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Associate - Architectural Design Firm Tasks

  • Drafting architecture designs and detailing.
  • Assist with permit applications.
  • Assist with analyzing building code and permit compliance.
  • Create design review drawings and presentations for clients.

Common Career Paths for Associate - Architectural Design Firm


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Architectural Design Firm Associates sometimes assume positions such as Senior Associate Architects. That role pays $85K per year on average. Architectural Design Firm Associates most frequently become Architects and Design Architects even though median compensation is $8K lower and $10K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Associate - Architectural Design Firm


Architectural Design Firm Associates report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, autodesk autocad, Design, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Computer Aided Drafting & Design as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Adobe Photoshop and Autodesk Revit Architecture also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Design tend to be well versed in Autodesk Revit Architecture.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate - Architectural Design Firm

Pay by Experience for an Associate - Architectural Design Firm has a positive trend. An entry-level Associate - Architectural Design Firm with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 20 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Associate - Architectural Design Firm with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Associate - Architectural Design Firm which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 19 salaries. An Associate - Architectural Design Firm with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Associate - Architectural Design Firm

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salaries

Late-Career
▲38%

▲31%

National Average
$66,000

Mid-Career
▼16%

▼34%

Skills That Affect Associate - Architectural Design Firm Salaries


autodesk autocad
▲6%

▼0%

National Average
$66,000

AutoCAD
▼14%


Adobe Photoshop
▼15%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 15%