Intern Architect Salary

The average pay for an Intern Architect is $43,359 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$35,219 - $53,537
$35K
$44K
$54K
MEDIAN: $43,972
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$12.33 - $23.70
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MEDIAN: $18.22
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$35,219 - $53,537  
   
Bonus
$295.41 - $3,900  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,883  
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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$31,747 - $54,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,284
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.33 - $23.70  
   
Overtime
$19.32 - $36.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$295.41 - $3,900  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,883  
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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$31,747 - $54,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 536

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Job Description for Intern Architect

Intern architects are recent college graduates who are preparing for their architecture license. They have just finished a university architecture program and are enrolled in an internship program in which they work under the guidance of one or more established architects. Often, a sponsor - an architect at another firm - guides the intern through the process. The sponsor and supervising architects work cooperatively to ensure that the intern is satisfying all requirements of the internship program.

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Intern Architect Tasks

  • Assist project manager during the development of the site and building design.
  • Assist the architecture department with special department or company projects.
  • Render building images from the building information model at various quality levels.
  • Assemble presentation packages and material boards for landlord and developer review.
  • Execute square footage reports from the building information model for each store project.

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Pay by Experience Level for Intern Architect

Pay by Experience for an Intern Architect has a positive trend. An entry-level Intern Architect with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 1,574 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Intern Architect with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 237 salaries. An experienced Intern Architect which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 55 salaries. An Intern Architect with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 11 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,519

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Intern Architect Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Intern Architect?

Intern Architect in Seattle:
Pros: The owners are very dedicated to their work. The do say they care a lot. I have flexible hours within reason. A variety of work is available. They are open to suggestions.
Cons: Tension is high in the office due to some personalities. Respect is stated that it is given but hard to see from day to day. The interoffice positivity is low.

Intern Architect in West Des Moines:
Pros: I like that we have a lot of work, and that I'm allowed to do my work without much supervision. I'm allowed to design a little when the opportunity arises. The work environment is pleasant, and understanding to family schedules. The flexible hours are a nice benefit for my life outside of work. The consultations are a nice experience for working with the client face to face, outside of our office, and with some of the main decision makers for our projects.
Cons: Maybe that, there's always a set of tasks or work that needs to be done, and you're working full board pedal to the metal, and often with some extra hours, and once it's done, there's a new set of tasks or work that's waiting to be taken on full steam ahead. There's no break, and it feels like that my work isn't perceived any differently if I've done extra work/hours to make sure that my work is done thoroughly, correctly, and diligently as opposed to putting in the minimum hours and having done my work in a more haphazard manner. Also, my work is pretty construction document production heavy, and a little more variety would be nice.

Intern Architect in Seattle:
"Management progression."
Pros: I like that this job has so many pieces to it that you mind doesn't have to be stuck on one thing day after day.
Cons: It seems like I got a giant education but am not getting paid as much as other professions with the same level of education.

Intern Architect in Cambridge:
"Experiences Help to Learn and Still Considered Payment."
Pros: Working with a good group of people that you can be yourself around and also offer their knowledge to help you progress is what I like most about my career.
Cons: The commute and pay structure.

Intern Architect in Muskegon:
"Overworked Late Nights with high Stress Deadlines."
Pros: Training, Career development, interesting projects.
Cons: Too many late nights and long hours with no overtime pay.

Intern Architect in Fort Lauderdale:
"For the first couple of years, you learn everything new."
Pros: My favorite part about the job is seeing my designs take shape as they are being built as well as still learn something new every day.
Cons: The element I like least about my job is that, as an architect, one works to make others rich until one has their own license. Unfortunately, on top of having to pay off exuberant student loans, one gets paid very little until one has the license and, the license is very expensive and time-consuming to obtain.

Intern Architect in Galveston:
Pros: I enjoy designing, interacting with clients, and being out on the job site with the project managers and contractors. I enjoy the flexibility to work on my own and prioritize my projects.
Cons: I dislike being too trapped in the details to be able to experience the big picture of the design.

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Key Stats for Intern Architect

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 233 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
0%
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Experience Affects Intern Architect Salaries

▲24%

Late-Career
▲19%

▲14%

National Average
$44,000

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 233 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 25%
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