Late-Career Principal Architects receive generous compensation — earning an average of $129K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Cash earnings for Late-Career Principal Architects — including $42K in bonuses and $15K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $88K to $193K depending on individual performance. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Late-Career Principal Architects report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$88,750 - $165,946
MEDIAN: $128,964

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$88,750 - $165,946  
$3,915 - $42,282  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,456  
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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).
$88,417 - $192,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 142

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.


7 %
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 8%