Senior Project Architect Salary

Senior Project Architects in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with nearly all bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $83K annually on average but can range from $64K to $121K per year. Incomes of Senior Project Architects vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $10K cause paychecks to spread between $64K on the low end and $121K on the high end. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Project Architects. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$61,857 - $115,402

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$29.23 - $56.91

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,857 - $115,402  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,299  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $10,236  
Total Pay (?
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$63,585 - $120,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 920
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Hourly Rate
$29.23 - $56.91  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $62.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,299  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $10,236  
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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$63,585 - $120,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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Job Description for Senior Project Architect

Senior project architects are responsible for overseeing design development, production of working drawings and construction documents on assigned architecture projects. They coordinate and lead teams through the design, development and contract phases of construction projects and monitor the progress of the project in accordance with contract scope and deliverables. Senior project architects manage the delivery of the project and work closely with clients. They also establish and maintain project budgets and schedules, and they monitor adherence to the terms of expectations per the client contract.

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Senior Project Architect Tasks

  • Monitor project progress according to contract scope and deliverables.
  • Coordinate and lead teams through design, development and contract phases of construction projects.
  • Manage the project delivery process and work closely with clients.
  • Oversee design development, production of working drawings, and construction documents on given projects.
  • Establish and maintain budgets, schedules, and monitor adherence of terms of contract expectations.

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Popular Skills for Senior Project Architect


Survey results suggest that Senior Project Architects put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite, Technical Specification, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include AutoCAD, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, and AutoCAD Architecture. Most people experienced in Design also know Autodesk Revit Architecture and AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Project Architect

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


Senior Project Architects with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $73K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $73K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $84K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $92K.

Pay Difference by Location


Senior Project Architects will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 21 percent. Senior Project Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in St. Louis, 14 percent below the national average. Employers in Las Vegas and Seattle also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 percent less).

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What is it like working as a Senior Project Architect?

Senior Project Architect in Kalamazoo:
"Poor Corporate Communication."
Pros: Design project opportunities to help clients achieve their goals.
Cons: Poor communication from corporate leadership and lack of effort to use employees' skills and abilities to the company's benefit.

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Experience Affects Senior Project Architect Salaries


National Average
$86,000



Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Project Architect Salaries

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
up arrow 5%

Technical Specification
up arrow 4%

Project Management
0%

Design
0%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
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National Average
$86,000

AutoCAD Architecture
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up arrow 6%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 235 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
52%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 11%
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