Entry-Level Project Architect Salary

An Entry-Level Project Architect earns an average salary of $53,730 per year.

$41,324 - $69,239
$41K
$54K
$69K
MEDIAN: $53,730
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$19.33 - $30.00
$19
$24
$30
MEDIAN: $23.83
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$41,324 - $69,239  
   
Bonus
$514 - $6,153  
Profit Sharing
$125.00 - $8,000  
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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$41,777 - $71,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 289
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$19.33 - $30.00  
   
Overtime
$20.00 - $39.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$514 - $6,153  
   
Profit Sharing
$125.00 - $8,000  
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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$41,777 - $71,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,166

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Project Architect Advice

Q: 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.

Project Architect in Chicago:
"It's A Business."
Learn the business side of the job, get out in the field, get to know your contractors.

Key Stats for Project Architect

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
37%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Project Architect Salaries

Autodesk Revit Architecture
▲1%

Client Interaction
▲1%

Adobe Photoshop
▼0%

National Average
$55,000


3D Rendering
▼1%

Adobe InDesign
▼1%


Project Management
▼2%

Design
▼2%

Adobe Illustrator
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼3%

▼4%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
▼4%

Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
▼4%

AutoCAD Architecture
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 13%