An Entry-Level Project Architect earns an average salary of $53,405 per year.

$40,809 - $69,869
(Median)
$41K
$53K
$70K
MEDIAN: $53,404
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$19.45 - $32.83
(Median)
$19
$24
$33
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$40,809 - $69,869  
   
Bonus
$745 - $6,790  
Profit Sharing
$289.06 - $8,243  
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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$41,622 - $72,444  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 297
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.45 - $32.83  
   
Overtime
$20.07 - $45.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$745 - $6,790  
   
Profit Sharing
$289.06 - $8,243  
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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$41,622 - $72,444  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,020

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Project Architect Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Project Architect in Irvine:
"A job for people who are passionate and committed."
To be successful you need to love what you do. Architecture is not for the faint of heart. It is a demanding profession, requiring long hours and late nights, incredible amounts of stress and constant deadlines. It is for the type of person who obsesses over getting details right, and is committed to seeing a project through to completion against all odds and immense obstacles. Don't do it for the money - you will likely be disappointed.

Project Architect in Boston:
"Take risks."
Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Ask for tasks and responsibilities that interest you but you're not sure you can handle. Negotiate every salary, every time.

Project Architect in Washington:
"Words to live by."
Pay close attention to detail. Understand the scope of work. Communication and professionalism is key.

Project Architect in Washington:
"Resolution required of the project, support staff available."
Resolve it all as soon as you can. QC often.

Project Architect in Atlanta:
"Practical experience in construction is important."
Construction Experience while in College so that there is a firm understanding of the construction process.

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Skills That Affect Project Architect Salaries

Client Interaction
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$55,000

Autodesk Revit Architecture
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Adobe Photoshop
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Design
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Project Management
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3D Rendering
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Project Coordinating
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Adobe Illustrator
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Microsoft Office
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Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
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AutoCAD
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autodesk autocad
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Adobe InDesign
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AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
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AutoCAD Architecture
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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