Architectural Intern Salary

Architectural Interns in the United States can expect wages of $41K annually on average. Cash earnings for Architectural Interns — including $3K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $29K to $52K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is experience level, though geography and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. Although just under one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and roughly one-half get dental coverage, too. Men make up a slight majority of Architectural Interns (58 percent) who responded to the survey. Work is enjoyable for Architectural Interns, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$33,159 - $50,264
(Median)
$33K
$41K
$50K
MEDIAN: $41,040
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$11.63 - $22.65
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$33,159 - $50,264  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,963  
Profit Sharing
$152.05 - $4,872  
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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$28,793 - $51,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 788
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $22.65  
   
Overtime
$16.56 - $32.89  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,963  
   
Profit Sharing
$152.05 - $4,872  
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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$28,793 - $51,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 460
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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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While not commonly seen, Architectural Interns who transition into a Senior Associate Architect position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Senior Associate Architects is $85K per year. Career advancement for the typical Architectural Intern often leads to becoming an Architect or a Design Architect; median salaries in these positions are $17K higher and $15K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Architectural Intern


Employees at Mulvannyg2 Architecture, Inc. take home the smallest paychecks, and $39K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $34K and quickly nearing the top at only $53K.

Popular Skills for Architectural Intern


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Sketchup, Project Management, 3D Max, and Autodesk Revit Architecture are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Autocad 2000i. Most people experienced in Adobe Photoshop also know Autodesk Revit Architecture and 3D Rendering.

Pay Difference by Location


Dallas is home to an above-average pay rate for Architectural Interns, 10 percent higher than the national average. Architectural Interns can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charlotte (+6 percent), Washington (+5 percent), Seattle (+3 percent), and Los Angeles (+3 percent). Falling short of the national average by 7 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Antonio 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

Sketchup
up arrow 14%


Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
up arrow 2%

3D Max
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Design
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
0%

National Average
$40,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

3D Rendering
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Autocad 2000i
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 229 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
20%
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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