Project Manager, Architecture Salary

Slightly less than three-fifths of Architecture Project Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $44K to $96K per year, but median earnings come to around $66K annually. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K each, total incomes of Architecture Project Managers generally range from $44K to $96K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career length, followed by geography and the particular employer. More than half of Architecture Project Managers (64 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Architecture Project Managers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$44,549 - $93,420
(Median)
$45K
$66K
$93K
MEDIAN: $66,485
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$17.70 - $39.35
(Median)
$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
$44,549 - $93,420  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,117  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $8,204  
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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$43,854 - $96,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,127
National Hourly Rate 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.70 - $39.35  
   
Overtime
$22.10 - $46.57  
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 - $8,117  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $8,204  
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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$43,854 - $96,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 369
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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.

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While Architecture Project Managers do not often become Senior Project Architects, the job pays $85K per year on average. A lot of Architecture Project Managers advance their careers by becoming Architects and Design Architects. However, those positions offer $10K less and $12K less per year on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Project Manager, Architecture


DLR Group, Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $83K, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $108K.

Popular Skills for Project Manager, Architecture


Architecture Project Managers seem to wield many 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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop, Windows Operating System General Use, and AutoDesk. Those educated in AutoCAD tend to be well versed in 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 for the relatively untried average out to around $50K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $61K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $72K in this role. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $86K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location


Architecture Project Managers will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 24 percent. Architecture Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+19 percent), Boston (+14 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). Miami ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 18 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Phoenix and Portland (10 percent lower).

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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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AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
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Autodesk Revit Architecture
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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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AutoCAD Architecture
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 576 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: 82% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 16%
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