Average Experienced Design Architect Salary in Seattle, Washington

$84,000
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$3,500
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The average salary for an Experienced Design Architect in Seattle, Washington is $84,000.
10%
$65k
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$84k
90%
$129k
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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 Design, Adobe Photoshop and 3D Rendering.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Design Architects?

An entry-level Design Architect with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,435 based on 13 salaries. An early career Design Architect with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,758 based on 31 salaries. A mid-career Design Architect with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,424 based on 27 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $104,000.
Employees with Design Architect in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 14.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (13.1% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (6.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (9.1% less) and Baltimore, Maryland (5.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 77 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.9%
Early Career
40.3%
Mid Career
35.1%
Late Career
7.8%