Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager Salary

The average Building Information Modeling Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $73K per year. In the world of Building Information Modeling Managers, overall income ranges from $48K near the bottom to $101K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Building Information Modeling Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Building Information Modeling Managers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$49,923 - $99,481
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$73K
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MEDIAN: $72,744
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$18.54 - $38.19
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,923 - $99,481  
   
Bonus
$294.79 - $9,826  
Profit Sharing
$881 - $5,068  
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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$47,934 - $100,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 402
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.54 - $38.19  
   
Overtime
$24.74 - $58.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$294.79 - $9,826  
   
Profit Sharing
$881 - $5,068  
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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$47,934 - $100,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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Job Description for Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager

A Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager oversees BIM engineers and coordinators, working directly with the project team in developing and updating a 3D model throughout the project's life cycle. When converting building specifications to a 3D model, a BIM manager must detect and identify any challenges before they become an issue; they participate in problem solving efforts for the projects through the use of BIM applications.

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Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager Tasks

  • Create BIM models and oversee their usage by architects, engineers, and contractors.
  • Research and install appropriate BIM software (e.g. Revit and AutoCAD) and train others in their use.
  • Derive BIM tasks and requirements for building projects.

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Popular Skills for Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager


Survey results suggest that Building Information Modeling Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Autodesk Navisworks, Autodesk Revit MEP, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and autodesk autocad are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Project Management and Autodesk Revit Structure. For most people, competency in Autodesk Navisworks indicates knowledge of Autodesk Revit MEP and AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Building Information Modeling Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $59K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $73K. Building Information Modeling Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $77K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $83K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,946

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Building Information Modeling Managers, 39 percent above the national average. Building Information Modeling Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+20 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), and Portland (+8 percent). In Salt Lake City, salaries are 19 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Minneapolis and St. Louis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (18 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager Salaries

▲16%

▲9%

▲3%

National Average
$71,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager Salaries



National Average
$71,000



▼3%


Project Management
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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