Architectural technician | Average UK Salary & Outlook

Architectural technicians work closely with architectural teams on the design process of building projects.

  • Operate computer-aided drafting (CAD) equipment or conventional drafting station to produce designs, working drawings, charts, forms, and records.  
  • Coordinate structural, electrical, and mechanical designs and determine a method of presentation to graphically represent building plans.  
  • Analyze building codes, by-laws, space and site requirements, and other
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Architectural technicians typically work around 38 to 40 hours per week.

As a Architectural technician you will typically work evenings.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    33,332 GBP *
    per year
    18,000 GBP
    40,000 GBP
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
    Average salary for Architectural technician
    • 35,150 GBP
    Average salary for full-time Architectural technician

    • 33,332 GBP
    • 35,150 GBP
    Salary over time for Architectural technician

    Salary for this role has increased over time
    • 30,218 GBP
    • 30,071 GBP
    • 30,167 GBP
    • 31,702 GBP
    • 30,322 GBP
    • 33,332 GBP
    • 32,207 GBP

    Future outlook for Architectural technicians

    Balanced outlook
    11 000+ jobs available
    Balanced outlook
    1% yearly wage growth (on average)
    Very good outlook
    35% chance of automation in the future

    Architectural technician - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Architectural technician and the highest average level of education for people in this role.
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    You could do a college course, which could teach you some of the skills you'll need in this job. Examples include:

    • Level 3 Certificate in 3D Design
    • Level 3 Diploma in Built Environment Design
    • T level in Design, Surveying and Planning

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Architectural technician


    What soft skills do I need?

    Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a Architectural technician.
    Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
    Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively
    Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Architectural technician. Check that you know:
    Computer aided design CAD software
    Development environment software Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Suite; C; Microsoft .NET Framework
    Document management software Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
    Graphics or photo imaging software Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
    Optical character reader OCR or scanning software Digitizing and photogrammetric software; Scanning software
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    Things to highlight for your Architectural technician interview

    Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Analytical Thinking Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Adaptability/Flexibility Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

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