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Architectural Intern Salary

Architectural Interns in the United States pull down an average of $41K annually. 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. While geography and the individual firm impact pay for this group, experience level is the most influential factor. The majority of Architectural Interns claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Architectural Interns (59 percent) who responded to the survey. While some workers in this profession — just over one in five — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and approximately one-half have dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,034 - $50,500
(Median)
$33K
$41K
$51K
MEDIAN: $41,009
10%
50%
90%

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$11.31 - $22.61
(Median)
$11
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$33,034 - $50,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,975  
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $4,932  
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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$28,838 - $51,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 781
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.31 - $22.61  
   
Overtime
$16.93 - $32.91  
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 - $2,975  
   
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $4,932  
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).
)
$28,838 - $51,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 456

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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 Architectural Interns do not often become Senior Associate Architects, the job pays $85K per year on average. 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


Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $34K to just $53K — but Mulvannyg2 Architecture, Inc. offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $39K.

Popular Skills for Architectural Intern


Architectural Interns seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, 3D Max, AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite, and Autodesk Revit Architecture are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Autocad 2000i. Those educated in Adobe Photoshop tend to be well versed in Autodesk Revit Architecture and 3D Rendering.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Architectural Interns, Dallas offers exceptional salaries, 9 percent above the national average. Architectural Interns can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+6 percent), Washington (+4 percent), Austin (+4 percent), and Charlotte (+4 percent). Trailing the national average by 7 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Antonio (6 percent lower) and Denver (4 percent lower).

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


3D Max
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Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
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%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

3D Rendering
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Autodesk 3ds Max
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Autocad 2000i
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 265 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 22%
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