Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager Salary

Median pay for Building Information Modeling Managers in the United States is around $73K per year. Total cash compensation for Building Information Modeling Managers runs from $49K to $101K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men account for the majority of Building Information Modeling Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 82 percent to be exact. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Building Information Modeling Managers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,573 - $100,078
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$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,144
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$19.40 - $39.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,573 - $100,078  
   
Bonus
$291.63 - $9,944  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $5,106  
Total Pay (?
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$48,759 - $101,477  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 387
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.40 - $39.44  
   
Overtime
$18.75 - $57.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$291.63 - $9,944  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $5,106  
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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$48,759 - $101,477  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101

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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


Building Information Modeling Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Autodesk Navisworks, Autodesk Revit MEP, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and autodesk autocad are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Project Management, Autodesk Revit Structure, and AutoCAD. Those educated in Autodesk Navisworks tend to be well versed in Autodesk Revit MEP and AutoCAD.

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

Pay by Experience for a Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 146 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 205 salaries. An experienced Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 190 salaries. A Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 61 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,669

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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Building Information Modeling Managers, 34 percent higher than the national average. Building Information Modeling Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+19 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), Portland (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Building Information Modeling Manager's salary, with Salt Lake City Building Information Modeling Managers earning salaries that are 21 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Denver (11 percent less) and Phoenix (6 percent less).

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Key Stats for Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager Salaries

▲15%

▲7%

▲3%

National Average
$73,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager Salaries



National Average
$73,000



▼5%


Project Management
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 7%
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