Project Manager, Architecture Salary

Architecture Project Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly less than three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $66K annually on average but can range from $44K to $96K per year. Total cash compensation to Architecture Project Managers bottoms out near $44K and approaches $96K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. While geography and the individual firm impact pay for this group, experience level is the most influential factor. Male Architecture Project Managers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 63 percent of professionals. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. For the most part, Architecture Project Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$44,548 - $93,292

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$17.80 - $39.28

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$44,548 - $93,292  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,989  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $7,255  
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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$43,906 - $95,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.80 - $39.28  
   
Overtime
$21.91 - $46.68  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,989  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $7,255  
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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$43,906 - $95,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 372
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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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Architecture Project Managers do not often transition into Senior Project Architect roles. The role averages $85K per year. Many Architecture Project Managers go on to become Architects or Design Architects despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $10K lower and $12K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Project Manager, Architecture


DLR Group, Inc. offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $83K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $60K and $108K.

Popular Skills for Project Manager, Architecture


Survey results imply that Architecture Project Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Coordinating, Client Interaction, Project Management, and AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe Photoshop, Windows Operating System General Use, and AutoDesk. Most people familiar with AutoCAD also know 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 lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $50K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $61K. For Architecture Project Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $72K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $85K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Architecture Project Managers that is 25 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Architecture Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+19 percent), Boston (+14 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Dallas (+10 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 18 percent south of the national average, can be found in Miami. Below-median salaries also turn up in Phoenix and Portland (10 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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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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Autodesk Revit Architecture
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AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
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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 566 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
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: 16%
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