Project Manager, Architecture Salary

With just under three-fifths of Architecture Project Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Architecture Project Managers is $66K per year and can range from $44K on the lower end to $96K per year near the higher end. Total cash compensation to Architecture Project Managers ranges from $44K on the lower end to $96K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $8K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. While the particular city and the particular employer impact pay for this group, career duration is the most influential factor. The majority of Architecture Project Managers (64 percent) who took the survey are men. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about two-fifths. Most Architecture Project Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,482 - $93,270
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$44K
$66K
$93K
MEDIAN: $66,430
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$17.70 - $39.35
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$18
$25
$39
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$44,482 - $93,270  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,072  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $8,243  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,137  
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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$43,819 - $96,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,128
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.70 - $39.35  
   
Overtime
$22.10 - $46.57  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,072  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $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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$43,819 - $96,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 369
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Job Description for Project Manager, Architecture

An architectural project manager is the person who leads an entire architecture project from start to finish. Architectural project managers set the objectives, requirements, and budget for the whole project. They motivate the team members and provide progress reports to executives. Architectural project managers will design and direct most phases of a building project as well as make sure that the project meets environmental, safety, structural, zoning, and aesthetic standards. In order to do this, an architectural project manager needs to have excellent organizational skills and the ability to provide clear instructions. A person in this position must be assertive enough to to set clear goals for the construction team. Architectural project managers need to remain approachable so that the team members will be comfortable reporting any problems or setbacks. When these problems occur, they must be able to adapt their approach to the work. They typical day for an architectural project manager consists of answering emails, attending meetings, and finishing paperwork for the project. These are generally done in an office environment. However, the need does arise for the manager to visit the job sites in order to keep an eye on the progress, offer his or her expert advice, and conduct inspections to be sure that the site meets safety requirements. Architectural project managers will handle the construction bids and negotiate contracts. They will be the ones doing the hiring. A great deal of the architectural project manager's time will be spent meeting with clients, engineers, contractors, and other construction personnel. In order to get into this position, a bachelor's degree in architecture is needed, which is a five-year process. Architectural project managers need to also complete an internship either while going to school or once they graduate. States also require that this person be licensed.


Project Manager, Architecture Tasks

  • Coordinate project's program requirements with in-house departments.
  • Coordinate with various consultants.
  • Responsible for coordinating the architectural project; including design, construction, millwork, shop drawing review, budget and schedule maintenance.

Common Career Paths for Project Manager, Architecture


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Though some Architecture Project Managers move into positions like Senior Project Architect (where the average salary is $85K), this progression is not the norm. Architecture Project Managers most often move into positions as Architects or Design Architects. Architects actually earn $10K less on average, however, and Design Architects earn $12K less per year than Architecture Project Managers do.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Project Manager, Architecture


The consistently lowest paying firm is DLR Group, Inc., where the median salary is just $83K. There isn't much variation there, either; the pay scale ranges only from $60K to $108K.

Popular Skills for Project Manager, Architecture


Architecture Project Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Coordinating, Client Interaction, AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe Photoshop, Windows Operating System General Use, and AutoDesk. Those educated in AutoCAD tend to be well versed in Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Architecture

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Architecture Project Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $50K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $61K. On average, Architecture Project Managers make $72K following one to two decades on the job. Architecture Project Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $85K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Architecture Project Managers, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Architecture Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+19 percent), Boston (+14 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). Miami ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 18 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Portland and 9 percent less in Phoenix, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Project Manager, Architecture Salaries



National Average
$67,000



Skills That Affect Project Manager, Architecture Salaries


Client Interaction
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Project Management
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AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
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Autodesk Revit Architecture
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$67,000

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Design
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Adobe InDesign
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AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 582 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 17%
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