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Project Manager, Architecture Salary

Architecture Project Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just under three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $44K to $96K per year, median earnings come to $66K per year. Total cash compensation for Architecture Project Managers runs from $44K to $96K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $8K and profit sharing that can reach almost $9K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by experience level, followed by the particular city and the specific company. The majority of Architecture Project Managers (64 percent) survey respondents are male. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most Architecture Project Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,231 - $92,781
(Median)
$44K
$66K
$93K
MEDIAN: $66,234
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$17.84 - $39.43
(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$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$44,231 - $92,781  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,946  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $9,250  
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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$43,619 - $95,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,106
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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.84 - $39.43  
   
Overtime
$22.07 - $47.01  
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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,946  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $9,250  
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).
)
$43,619 - $95,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 374

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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. Many Architecture Project Managers choose to become Architects and Design Architects as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $9K less and $12K less, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Project Manager, Architecture


Offering a median salary of only $83K, DLR Group, Inc. gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings 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 substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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. 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Architecture Project Managers. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $50K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $61K. Architecture Project Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $72K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $85K.

Pay Difference by Location


Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Architecture Project Managers, 25 percent above the national average. Architecture Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+19 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), Boston (+13 percent), and Dallas (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Miami, which sits 19 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Phoenix and Houston (8 percent lower and 7 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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AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
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Project Management
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 1%

National Average
$67,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Autocad 2000i
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Design
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 4%

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 4%




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 621 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
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%
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