Project Manager, Architecture Salary

Architecture Project Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up about three in five of Architecture Project Managers. Pay fluctuates from $45K to $97K per year, but expected earnings average $67K per year. Cash earnings for Architecture Project Managers — which occasionally include more than $9K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing — stretch from around $45K to approximately $97K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by experience level, followed by the particular city and the individual firm. A large number 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. There are more male Architecture Project Managers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 64 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$45,753 - $94,743
(Median)
$46K
$67K
$95K
MEDIAN: $67,360
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$17.62 - $39.90
(Median)
$18
$25
$40
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,753 - $94,743  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,201  
Profit Sharing
$490.03 - $7,246  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$44,729 - $97,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,293
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.62 - $39.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$22.47 - $46.51  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,201  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$490.03 - $7,246  
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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$44,729 - $97,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 397
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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

  • 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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As Architecture Project Managers transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Project Architect, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Project Architects earn $86K on average per year. Many Architecture Project Managers advance into roles as Architects or Design Architects, but the median salaries are $10K lower and $12K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Project Manager, Architecture


With a median salary of only $83K, DLR Group, Inc. pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $60K to $108K isn't that wide, either.

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 pay less than market rate include AutoDesk, Adobe Photoshop, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those proficient in Project Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Client Interaction and Microsoft Office. 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 seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Architecture Project Managers. 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 $62K. Architecture Project Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $73K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $86K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,748

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Architecture Project Managers in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Architecture Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+18 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), Boston (+14 percent), and Dallas (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Miami, 13 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Phoenix (11 percent less) and Houston (7 percent less).

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Experience Affects Project Manager, Architecture Salaries



National Average
$68,000



Skills That Affect Project Manager, Architecture Salaries


Client Interaction
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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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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 543 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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