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Project Manager, Architecture Salary (United States)

Architecture Project Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just below three-fifths of Architecture Project Managers. Pay fluctuates from $42K to $95K per year, but expected earnings average $65K per year. Overall cash earnings for Architecture Project Managers stretch from $42K on the lower end to $95K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $7K from bonuses and $8K from profit sharing. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Architecture Project Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men make up the majority of Architecture Project Managers (64 percent) survey respondents. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about two in five. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,408 - $91,661
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MEDIAN: $65,435
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$43,408 - $91,661  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,458  
Profit Sharing
$587 - $7,891  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,096  
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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$42,417 - $95,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,046
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.35 - $38.70  
   
Overtime
$19.67 - $46.55  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,458  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,096  
Profit Sharing
$587 - $7,891  
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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$42,417 - $95,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 381
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Associate Architect. The average Senior Associate Architect bring home $85K per year. Architecture Project Managers most often advance into Architect and Design Architect positions even though the median salaries are $8K lower and $11K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Project Manager, Architecture

Architecture Project Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Coordinating, Client Interaction, AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite, and Autodesk Revit Architecture are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 6 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe Photoshop, Windows Operating System General Use, and AutoDesk. Most people experienced in 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $49K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $59K. Architecture Project Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $71K. Architecture Project Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $85K.

Pay Difference By Location

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Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Architecture Project Managers, 28 percent higher than the national average. Architecture Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+21 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), Dallas (+15 percent), and Boston (+14 percent). Miami is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Phoenix (9 percent less) and Houston (7 percent less).

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Experience Affects Project Manager, Architecture Salaries

National Average
$66,000

Skills That Affect Project Manager, Architecture Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 688 votes.

Gender

Female
36%
female alumni
 
Male
64%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 16%