Architectural Designer Salary in the US

$54,660
per year
per month
$4,560
per month
per year
Bonus
$2,300/year
Commission
$6,400/year
Bonus
$190/month
Commission
$530/month

Architectural Designer - Average Salary

The average salary for an Architectural Designer is $54,660 per year ($4,560 per month), which is $1,170 (+2%) higher than the average salary in the United States.
An Architectural Designer can expect an average starting salary of $42,540. The highest salaries can exceed $76,730.
$42,540
Low
$54,660
Average salary
$76,730
High
$3,550
Low
$4,560
Average salary
$6,390
High
Total pay includes salary, bonus and commission.
$450
$48,200
$96,830
Salary$42,540 - 76,730
Bonus$450 - 5,400
Commission$2,500 - 14,700
Total Pay$45,490 - 96,830
$40
$4,020
$8,070
Salary$3,550 - 6,390
Bonus$40 - 450
Commission$210 - 1,230
Total Pay$3,800 - 8,070

Architectural Designer Salary Range

Low
$42,540
Average salary
$54,660
Senior
$64,830
High
$76,730
Low
$3,550
Average salary
$4,560
Senior
$5,400
High
$6,390
Among Architectural Designers in the U.S., Entry Level Architectural Designers and Junior Architectural Designers have lower salaries, while 3D Architectural Designers and Senior Architectural Designers enjoy the highest salaries.

Architectural Designer - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Architectural Designer$67K/year
+22% 
3D Architectural Designer$63K/year
+16% 
Architectural Lighting Designer$56K/year
+3% 
Architectural Graphic Designer$56K/year
+2% 
Junior Architectural Designer$49K/year
 -11%
Entry Level Architectural Designer$47K/year
 -15%

Architectural Designer - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Architectural Designer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $46,220 per year. A mid level Architectural Designer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $53,360, while a Senior Architectural Designer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $66,300. Architectural Designers with more than 20 years of experience earn $65,460 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Architectural Designer

Senior▲ +21%
Late Career▲ +20%
Average Salary$54,660/year
Mid Level▼ -2%
Entry Level▼ -15%

Gender Breakdown

Female
52%
Male
48%

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Architectural Designer - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Architectural Designer jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Architectural Designer

How much does an Architectural Designer make in the US?
An Architectural Designer in the US earns an average of $54,660 gross per year, which is about $4,560 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Architectural Designer updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for an Architectural Designer in the US?
The starting salary of an Architectural Designer in the US is around $42,540 gross per year. Entry Level Architectural Designers and Junior Architectural Designers usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for an Architectural Designer in the US?
The highest salary of an Architectural Designer in the US can reach and exceed $76,730 gross per year. 3D Architectural Designers and Senior Architectural Designers usually have the highest salaries.
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