For Building Information Modeling Managers, annual average wages total $73K per year. Overall cash earnings for Building Information Modeling Managers stretch from $48K on the lower end to $101K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Building Information Modeling Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Building Information Modeling Managers (84 percent) survey respondents are men. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$49,767 - $99,171
(Median)
$50K
$73K
$99K
MEDIAN: $72,539
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$18.71 - $38.04
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$19
$26
$38
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,767 - $99,171  
   
Bonus
$350.00 - $9,788  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $5,042  
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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$48,446 - $101,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 393
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.71 - $38.04  
   
Overtime
$26.21 - $57.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$350.00 - $9,788  
   
Profit Sharing
$900 - $5,042  
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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$48,446 - $101,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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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

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

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Popular Skills for Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager


Survey results imply that Building Information Modeling Managers put a diverse skill set to use. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Project Management and Autodesk Revit Structure. Most people experienced in Autodesk Navisworks also know 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.


Building Information Modeling Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $59K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $73K. Building Information Modeling Managers see a median salary of $77K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $80K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,972

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

For those looking to make money, Building Information Modeling Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 38 percent above the national average. Building Information Modeling Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+19 percent), Boston (+19 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Salt Lake City, 19 percent below the national average. Minneapolis and Phoenix are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager Salaries




National Average
$71,000


Skills That Affect Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager Salaries


Autodesk Revit MEP
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$71,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

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: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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