Project Manager, Architecture Salary

Architecture Project Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just under three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $66K annually, but may range from $44K to $96K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Architecture Project Managers can bottom out near $44K or peak near $96K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by experience level, followed by geography and the specific company. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately two in five. Male Architecture Project Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (64 percent) are men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$44,210 - $92,906
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$44K
$66K
$93K
MEDIAN: $66,341
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$17.79 - $39.08
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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
$44,210 - $92,906  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,996  
Profit Sharing
$514 - $9,696  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$43,566 - $96,201  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.79 - $39.08  
   
Overtime
$22.12 - $46.99  
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 - $7,996  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$514 - $9,696  
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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$43,566 - $96,201  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 379

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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 frequently advance into Architect and Design Architect roles even though the median salaries are $10K lower and $12K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Project Manager, Architecture


DLR Group, Inc. offers the least money; the median income there is just $83K. The pay range is also pretty narrow, as compensation generally sits 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, AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Adobe Photoshop, Windows Operating System General Use, and AutoDesk. For most people, competency in AutoCAD indicates knowledge of 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Architecture Project Managers. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $50K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $61K. For Architecture Project Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $72K. Architecture Project Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $84K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 25 percent, Architecture Project Managers in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Architecture Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+19 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), Boston (+13 percent), and Philadelphia (+12 percent). Miami ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 19 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Phoenix (8 percent lower) and Houston (7 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Project Manager, Architecture Salaries



National Average
$67,000



Skills That Affect Project Manager, Architecture Salaries



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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 644 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: 83% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 16%