Real Estate Project Developer (Commercial) Salary

Commercial Real Estate Project Developers in the United States can expect wages of $87K annually on average. The vast majority (82 percent) of Commercial Real Estate Project Developers who answered the questionnaire are male. Most Commercial Real Estate Project Developers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,500 - $193,463
MEDIAN: $87,446

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$50,086 - $241,136  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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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Pay by Experience Level for Real Estate Project Developer (Commercial)

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

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker earns $68K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $86K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $167K. Commercial Real Estate Project Developers 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 $180K.

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Experience Affects Real Estate Project Developer (Commercial) Salaries

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Skills That Affect Real Estate Project Developer (Commercial) Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.


18 %
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 17%