Real Estate Project Developer (Commercial) Salary

Pay for Commercial Real Estate Project Developers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $86K per year. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-half. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The vast majority of Commercial Real Estate Project Developers (81 percent) survey respondents are men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,948 - $193,463
MEDIAN: $86,076

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$53,327 - $241,136  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Job Description for Real Estate Project Developer (Commercial)

Before running commercial real estate projects, real estate project developers must locate suitable land for commercial buildings. They are generally responsible for choosing appropriate site locations and must ensure that their projects are in compliance with any and all zoning ordinances. They may also be involved in securing loans or funds to finance these projects.


Real Estate Project Developer (Commercial) Tasks

  • Work with city planners and municipal groups through all phases of construction.
  • Coordinate and schedule contractors, vendors and inspectors.
  • Plan and implement project budget and schedule.
  • Visit job site and ensure project is on schedule.

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Commercial Real Estate Project Developers only report a few specific skills. Project Management and Real Estate are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Real Estate and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $69K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $85K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $167K. Commercial Real Estate Project Developers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $200K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Skills That Affect Salaries

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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.


19 %
81 %

Years of Experience

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1-4 years
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 18%