Project Architect Salary (United States)

A Project Architect earns an average salary of $61,233 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Project Architect Total Pay (?
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$46,375 - $83,201
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MEDIAN: $61,233
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Project Architect Total Pay (?
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$19.68 - $40.12
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$46,375 - $83,201  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,983  
Profit Sharing
$965 - $8,323  
Commission
$0.00 - $993  
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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$46,332 - $85,957  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,019
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.68 - $40.12  
   
Overtime
$1.12 - $45.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,983  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $993  
Profit Sharing
$965 - $8,323  
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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$46,332 - $85,957  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,019
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Job Description for Project Architect

A project architect coordinates the many parts of a project; they are in charge of product design, development of plans, construction documents, and consultation with other experts about the job being completed. The duties of a project architect depend greatly on the size of the project assigned to them. They oversee the workers involved in the design of the project, and they also are in charge of coordinating different pieces of the project with staff and clients. In some cases, the project architect also is responsible for communicating with the engineers and city officials that may be involved with the design phase of each project. They also determine the construction materials and the best methods for the project. They make sure that each project meets local zoning and building codes.
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Project Architect Tasks
  • Assess sites, relevant city codes, and other research.
  • Develop construction documents through consultation with clients.
  • Assess project needs and set objectives, budget, and schedule.
  • Work with vendors to ensure on-time delivery and on-budget production.

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Project Architect Reviews

What is it like working as a Project Architect?
Project Architect in Los Angeles:
"Working Outside Of An Architecture Office As An Architect."
Pros: Good hours (no late nights), scheduled raises, flexible schedule/casual work environment.
Cons: The breadth of my skills are under-utilized.
Project Architect in Los Angeles:
"I Am An In-House Architect For A Retail Company."
Pros: I make 150% of the salary I did working in a traditional architecture office. I get to have a life outside of work, and I can actually support myself whilst paying off my student loans. I have a job title (project architect) that would have taken me several years to acquire.
Cons: It's difficult to feel appreciated by people who don't understand the work I do. Also, I feel like some of my more traditional architecture skills are atrophying.

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Experience Affects Project Architect Salaries

National Average
$63,000

Skills That Affect Project Architect Salaries

Client Interaction
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Project Coordinating
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AutoCAD Architecture
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AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
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Autodesk Revit Architecture
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AutoCAD
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$63,000
Design
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Gender

Female
30%
female alumni
 
Male
70%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 14%
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