Architectural designer - Salary and Career
Technical draftsmen of civil construction and architecture

Architectural designer - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They prepare architectural and civil engineering drawings using specific software for technical drawing, as well as they can execute plans, drawings and details of hydrosanitary and electrical installations and cartographic drawings, collect and process data and plan the work for the elaboration of the project, for example, interpret existing projects, calculate and define design costs, analyze sketches and apply occupational health standards and technical standards related to civil construction, being able to update the design according to legislation.

How much does an Architectural designer earn

A Architectural designer earns between $1.292 and $4.827 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.233 and a median salary of $2.000 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 2.593 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Architectural designer

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.233 26.794 558 10
1º Quartile 1.292 15.509 323 6
Median Salary 2.000 24.000 500 9
3º Quartile 3.681 44.177 920 17
Higher Salary 4.827 57.926 1.207 23

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the physical, chemical, engineering sciences
      • technical designers and modelers
        • technical draftsmen of civil construction and architecture

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Main workplaces

Technical draftsmen of civil construction and architecture these workers work in economic activities such as civil construction, collection, purification and distribution of water, public administration, public utility services such as production and distribution of electricity, gas and water. They are found as employees with a formal contract or as self-employed, always individually, with permanent supervision. They work during the day, indoors, with the exception of the technical cartography designer, who also works in the open.

What does it take to work in the field of Technical draftsmen of civil construction and architecture

This job/occupation requires complete elementary education, a basic qualification course of 200 to 400 class hours and professional experience of one to two years. Mastery of applications such as cad - computer aided design is required.

Functions and activities of Architectural designer

Technical draftsmen of civil construction and architecture must:

  • planning work related to drawing;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • plan work related to drawing;
  • process data for drawing;
  • elaborate architectural and civil engineering drawings;
  • close the drawing service order;
  • planning work related to design;
  • close drawing work order;
  • collect data for drawing preparation;
  • planning the work related to the drawing;
  • review drawings;
  • collect data for drawing preparation;
  • planning work related to the drawing;
  • close the drawing work order;
  • organize technical files;
  • close the design work order;

  • Activities

    • fill in the final report;
    • send drawing and/or copies to customer;
    • search the internet;
    • store files;
    • apply technical standards;
    • set drawing cost;
    • compress digital files;
    • search for additional information;
    • field survey;
    • use specific software for design;
    • demonstrate foreign language basics;
    • supplement drawings;
    • store files;
    • consult information in files;
    • adopt hygiene standards at work;
    • legend plans;
    • determining design methodology;
    • interpret existing designs;
    • calculate estimated design costs;
    • keep drawing tools;
    • update the drawing according to the legislation;
    • organize collected data;
    • compatize drawings under supervision;
    • make a technical visit to review data;
    • return documents used for archiving;
    • detail drawings;
    • report procedure changes;
    • calculate data from field book;
    • check dimensions, dimensions and descriptive information;
    • transfer total station data from field to office;
    • select drawing media and tools;
    • prepare the workplace;
    • select drawing tools and media;
    • release drawing to electronic file or map library;
    • propose alternatives for drawing up;
    • mastering basic computing;
    • list drawing material;
    • demonstrate mathematical reasoning.;
    • applying occupational health standards (nr-9 and nr-15) ;
    • work as a team.;
    • apply principles of total quality;
    • index documents relevant to the area;
    • update the drawing according to legislation;
    • analyze sketch obtained through field information;
    • modify drawings;
    • develop spatial vision;
    • define formats and scales;
    • organize supplier catalogs;
    • interpret calculation memory;
    • demonstrate manual skill/precision;
    • gather documents;
    • organize supplier catalogs;
    • drawing planks;
    • follow new technologies;
    • stipulating deadlines for the execution of the drawing;
    • determine the type of file to be used;

    Sectors that hire Architectural designer the most in the job market

    • engineering services
    • architectural services
    • building construction
    • electrical installation and maintenance
    • mapping, surveying and geodesy services
    • painting for signs on highways and airports
    • architectural and engineering related technical drawing services
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • technical activities related to engineering and architecture
    • maintenance of stations and telecommunications networks

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