Average Early-Career Design Architect with Design Skills Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$57,860
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$2,035
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The average salary for an Early-Career Design Architect with Design skills in Washington, District of Columbia is $57,860.
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$54k
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$58k
75%
$61k
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$54k - $61k
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What Do Design Architects Do?

Design Architect Tasks
  • Assist team in developing and implementing design concepts for both interior and building projects.
  • Mentor younger staff to develop their design skills.
  • Work with clients in the pre-design phase to generate designs.

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What Are Popular Skills for Design Architects?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Design Architects?

A mid-career Design Architect with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $63,338 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Design Architect with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,500 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Design Architect in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 10.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (1.6% more) and Seattle, Washington (0.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (14.0% less), Dallas, Texas (3.3% less) and New York, New York (0.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 10 survey responses.
Mid Career
50.0%
Experienced
50.0%