Architectural Intern Salary

Earnings for Architectural Interns in the United States come in at around $41K per year on average. Total incomes of Architectural Interns incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $3K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $29K and $52K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career duration, followed by the particular city and the particular employer. Work is enjoyable for Architectural Interns, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Architectural Interns who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. Some workers in this field — just over one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,119 - $50,337

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$11.66 - $22.58

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$33,119 - $50,337  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
Profit Sharing
$151.01 - $4,894  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,975 - $51,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 783
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.66 - $22.58  
   
Overtime
$16.42 - $32.95  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
   
Profit Sharing
$151.01 - $4,894  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,975 - $51,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 465
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Job Description for Architectural Intern

An architectural intern is normally the entry-level position for an individual trained to be an architect. These internships are normally paid positions for individuals who have completed formal training and basic certification in the field. The intern normally works under the supervision of senior architects and partners within a firm, learning techniques, demonstrating their skills, and building a resume for future employment. Companies may make a job offer to successful candidates at the conclusion of the internship.

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Architectural Intern Tasks

  • Assist in the streamlining of the architectural design process from conceptual design through overall completion of projects.
  • Perform redline changes and revisions.
  • Assist with contract administration responsibilities.
  • Create three dimensional building information modeling and two-dimensional construction documentation using software.
  • May participate in the architectural design process and develop alternative solutions and presentation graphics.

Common Career Paths for Architectural Intern


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Though some Architectural Interns move into positions like Senior Associate Architect (where the average salary is $85K), this progression is not the norm. A common career progression for an Architectural Intern is to become an Architect or a Design Architect. Compared to Architectural Interns, the first group earns $17K more on average, and the second group earns $15K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Architectural Intern


Architectural Interns will find the worst pay at Mulvannyg2 Architecture, Inc., where the median salary crawls in at $39K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $53K, leaving little room for growth.

Popular Skills for Architectural Intern


Survey results imply that Architectural Interns deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, 3D Max, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Autocad 2000i. Those familiar with Adobe Photoshop also tend to know Autodesk Revit Architecture and 3D Rendering.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Architectural Interns that is 12 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Architectural Interns will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+10 percent), Washington (+5 percent), Seattle (+3 percent), and Boston (+2 percent). San Antonio is the lowest-paying area, 6 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Denver (6 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Architectural Intern Reviews

What is it like working as an Architectural Intern?

Architectural Intern in Maitland:
"My review."
Pros: I love everything about it I am exposed to different areas of my field and constantly learn.
Cons: Staring at a computer most of the time is exhausting.

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Experience Affects Architectural Intern Salaries



National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Architectural Intern Salaries


Autodesk Revit Architecture
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3D Max
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Adobe InDesign
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AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
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Design
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Microsoft Office
0%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
0%

National Average
$40,000

Adobe Photoshop
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Adobe Illustrator
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AutoCAD
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3D Rendering
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Microsoft Word
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Autodesk 3ds Max
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Autocad 2000i
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 215 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 23%
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