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 annually on average but can range from $48K to $102K per year. Cash earnings for Architecture Project Managers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing — stretch from around $48K to approximately $102K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by career duration and geographic location. Men make up the majority of Architecture Project Managers (65 percent) survey respondents. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most Architecture Project Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$48,404 - $98,387
$48K
$70K
$98K
MEDIAN: $69,779
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$18.13 - $42.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,404 - $98,387  
   
Bonus
$505 - $9,994  
Profit Sharing
$398.66 - $7,757  
Commission
$9,500  
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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$48,006 - $101,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,291
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.13 - $42.63  
   
Overtime
$20.59 - $58.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$505 - $9,994  
   
Commission
$9,500  
Profit Sharing
$398.66 - $7,757  
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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$48,006 - $101,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 203

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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

  • 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


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While not commonly seen, Architecture Project Managers who transition into a Principal Architect position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Principal Architects is $138K per year. Architecture Project Managers most often move into positions as Architects or Design Architects. Architects actually earn $13K less on average, however, and Design Architects earn $15K less per year than Architecture Project Managers do.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Project Manager, Architecture


Although Gensler boasts the highest average salary in town at $99K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $67K or as much as $157K.

Popular Skills for Project Manager, Architecture


Survey takers working as Architecture Project Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Client Interaction, Project Coordinating, and Autodesk Revit Architecture are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include AutoDesk, 3D Rendering, and AutoCAD Architecture. Those familiar with Project Management tend to be well versed in Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with Client Interaction also know AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Architecture

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Architecture Project Managers. The average beginner in this position makes around $53K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $67K. Architecture Project Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $75K. 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 $87K.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $70,539

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For Architecture Project Managers, working in the bustling city of Portland has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Architecture Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+17 percent), Boston (+17 percent), New York (+15 percent), and Seattle (+12 percent). Phoenix is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Miami (7 percent less) and Houston (4 percent less).

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Key Stats for Project Manager, Architecture

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 206 votes.
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Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Project Manager, Architecture Salaries



National Average
$71,000



Skills That Affect Project Manager, Architecture Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 206 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

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: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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