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Architectural Intern Salary

Architectural Interns in the United States pull down an average of $41K per year. Total cash earnings of Architectural Interns range from $29K on the low end to $51K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $3K and $6K, respectively. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career length, but the particular city and the specific company are influential factors as well. While nearly one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and nearly one-half have dental, as well. Work is enjoyable for Architectural Interns, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,397 - $50,003
(Median)
$32K
$41K
$50K
MEDIAN: $40,854
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$11.24 - $22.45
(Median)
$11
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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
$32,397 - $50,003  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,964  
Profit Sharing
$346.45 - $5,523  
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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$29,036 - $51,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 894
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.24 - $22.45  
   
Overtime
$16.88 - $32.67  
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 - $2,964  
   
Profit Sharing
$346.45 - $5,523  
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).
)
$29,036 - $51,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 505
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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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It's not very common for Architectural Interns to move on to become Senior Associate Architects. Average pay for a Senior Associate Architect is $85K annually. Architectural Interns most often move into positions as Architects or Design Architects; those groups report median salaries that are $17K higher and $14K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Architectural Intern


Mulvannyg2 Architecture, Inc. doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $39K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $53K and scope of pay is rather limited.

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, with boosts between 3 percent and 8 percent. Those proficient in Adobe Photoshop are, more often than not, also skilled in Autodesk Revit Architecture and 3D Rendering.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Architectural Interns, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 13 percent above the national average. Architectural Interns will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+9 percent), Los Angeles (+6 percent), Washington (+5 percent), and Austin (+5 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 5 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Antonio. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (4 percent lower) and Denver (2 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Architectural Intern Salaries



National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Architectural Intern Salaries


3D Max
up arrow 4%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
up arrow 3%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Design
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National Average
$40,000

3D Rendering
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Autocad 2000i
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Autodesk 3ds Max
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 407 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 24%