Project Manager, Architecture Salary
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.Read More...
These professionals have strong attention to detail and are organized. They provide their leadership skills to managing architecture projects from conception to completion. One of their main responsibilities is verifying that all materials used comply with established standards and safety regulations. They work well in a team setting with other managers to share project data, exchange ideas, and move forward to complete all project tasks within a given timeframe. These managers can also work well by themselves with minimal supervision. They follow strict safety regulations to prevent accidents in the workplace. Among their main duties are reviewing and approving architecture drawings and complying with government regulations before construction. Project managers, architecture use a personal computer to check documents and modify schematics. These individuals handle day-to-day issues and provide innovative solutions to incidents. They write documents, manage presentations, and communicate with other architecture professionals. They can work in an office or construction environment, depending on the project’s needs. They work closely with construction managers to oversee the architectural details and check logistics efforts. Project managers, architecture work in a fast-paced environment and use their strong multitasking abilities to prioritize tasks.
A bachelor's degree in architecture or a similar field is usually required for this job. Previous years of work experience as a project manager can be helpful. Architecture certifications are a plus.
Project Manager, Architecture Tasks
- Responsible for coordinating the architectural project; including design, construction, millwork, shop drawing review, budget and schedule maintenance.
- Coordinate with various consultants.
- Coordinate project's program requirements with in-house departments.
Common Career Paths for Project Manager, Architecture
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
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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