Architectural Intern Salary

Architectural Interns in the United States take home approximately $42K annually on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $3K and $4K, respectively — total cash payment to Architectural Interns can bottom out near $30K or peak near $52K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and the particular employer are driving factors as well. Male Architectural Interns are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Architectural Interns. While some workers in this profession — one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and close to one-half have dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$34,075 - $50,682
(Median)
$34K
$42K
$51K
MEDIAN: $41,540
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$11.83 - $22.64
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$34,075 - $50,682  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,966  
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $4,273  
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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$29,702 - $51,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 860
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.83 - $22.64  
   
Overtime
$15.13 - $33.07  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,966  
   
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $4,273  
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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$29,702 - $51,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 512
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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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For Architectural Interns, progressing to a Senior Associate Architect role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior Associate Architect can earn $85K annually. Architects or Design Architects are common next-step roles for Architectural Interns moving up in their careers; annual pay for Architects is $17K higher on average, and it's $15K higher for Design Architects.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Architectural Intern


Salaries are easily beat at Mulvannyg2 Architecture, Inc., where median pay comes to just $39K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $34K and ending at $53K, range in salary is rather small.

Popular Skills for Architectural Intern


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Computer Aided Design, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and 3D Max are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Adobe Photoshop tend to be well versed in Autodesk Revit Architecture and 3D Rendering.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,726

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Architectural Interns, 13 percent higher than the national average. Architectural Interns can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+11 percent), Boston (+3 percent), Chicago (+3 percent), and Seattle (+3 percent). San Antonio is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 4 percent. New York and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 2 percent less than the median.

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
$41,000


Skills That Affect Architectural Intern Salaries


Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Autodesk Revit Architecture
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3D Max
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Adobe Photoshop
0%

Adobe InDesign
0%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
0%

Design
0%

National Average
$41,000

AutoCAD
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Microsoft Office
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Adobe Illustrator
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3D Rendering
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Microsoft Word
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 2%

Autocad 2000i
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 179 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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