Hi everyone, I’m an architectural designer (from Europe) with 1.5 yrs experience. I’m working for a practice in San Francisco, full-time from the office, getting 25 an hour. It is so expensive to live here, I am struggling to make things work. Is this a normal salary for someone of my experience or should I ask for a raise? I don’t want to be greedy but it’s so expensive out here… Thank you 🌈

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Super low dude (48k/year). Are you salaried or hourly? Fellow european here, working in SF, making 120k with 7 yoe. When i started working in the US back in 2017, I was making 60k with 2 yoe. Inflation alone since then means you should be making at least 75k


Same here, I make about 30$ per hour. I work in LA and I have 2 years of experience. Honestly I am thinking of a career change since you are in San Francisco I would advise to get connections in tech and IT. Maybe it’s time to design projects in meta verse


$25/hr is extremely low. They are underpaying you alot especially considering the cost of living in SF. Please ask for a substantial raise or move to another practise or city


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