Architecture Project Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just below two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $70K per year on average but can range from $48K to $102K per year. Cash earnings for Architecture Project Managers — including $10K in bonuses and $8K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $48K to $102K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career length, though the particular city and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. A large number enjoy medical while slightly more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to two in five. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Architecture Project Managers. There are more male Architecture Project Managers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 64 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,608 - $98,490
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$48K
$70K
$98K
MEDIAN: $69,911
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$17.94 - $41.34
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$18
$27
$41
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,608 - $98,490  
   
Bonus
$504 - $10,015  
Profit Sharing
$401.34 - $8,243  
Commission
$7,000  
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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$47,513 - $101,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,382
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.94 - $41.34  
   
Overtime
$21.14 - $58.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$504 - $10,015  
   
Commission
$7,000  
Profit Sharing
$401.34 - $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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$47,513 - $101,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 220
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Job Description for Project Manager, Architecture

Project managers, architecture are responsible for managing architecture projects on behalf of their organization. They are in charge of managing different aspects of the projects, which include facilitating design tasks and providing technical advice for architecture concepts.

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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.

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Though not the most common occurrence, Architecture Project Managers sometimes become Principal Architects, where the average income is $137K per year. Architecture Project Managers most frequently advance into Architect and Design Architect roles even though the median salaries are $13K lower and $15K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Project Manager, Architecture


Architecture Project Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Client Interaction, Project Coordinating, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like AutoDesk, 3D Rendering, and AutoCAD Architecture. It is often found that people who know Client Interaction are also skilled in AutoCAD. People who know Project Management usually also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Architecture

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $52K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $66K. On average, Architecture Project Managers make $75K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $87K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,466

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For those looking to make money, Architecture Project Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Architecture Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+17 percent), Boston (+16 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Irvine (+8 percent). Miami is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and Phoenix (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Project Manager, Architecture Salaries



National Average
$70,000



Skills That Affect Project Manager, Architecture Salaries

Project Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Autodesk Revit Architecture
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Design
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 238 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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