Architectural Intern Salary

Median pay for Architectural Interns in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $41K annually. Total cash earnings of Architectural Interns range from $29K on the low end to $52K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $3K and $5K, respectively. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by experience level, but geography and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Men make up a slight majority of Architectural Interns (58 percent) who responded to the survey. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Architectural Interns. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over a fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by approximately one-half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,123 - $50,234
(Median)
$33K
$41K
$50K
MEDIAN: $40,964
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$11.63 - $22.66
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$33,123 - $50,234  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,956  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $4,913  
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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$28,811 - $51,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 784
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $22.66  
   
Overtime
$16.08 - $32.81  
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 - $2,956  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $4,913  
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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$28,811 - $51,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 458
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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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There are some Architectural Interns — though it's uncommon — that transition into Senior Associate Architects, where earnings are an average $85K annually. Architectural Interns moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Architects or Design Architects. The median paychecks in those roles are $17K higher and $15K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Architectural Intern


Pay for Architectural Interns is the lowest at Mulvannyg2 Architecture, Inc., which has a median salary of $39K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $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 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 educated in Adobe Photoshop tend to be well versed in Autodesk Revit Architecture and 3D Rendering.

Pay Difference by Location


Dallas offers some of the highest pay in the country for Architectural Interns, 10 percent above the national average. Architectural Interns can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charlotte (+5 percent), Washington (+5 percent), Los Angeles (+4 percent), and Seattle (+4 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 6 percent south of the national average, can be found in Atlanta. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Antonio and Denver (6 percent lower and 4 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%


3D Max
up arrow 3%

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%

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 232 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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