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Senior Project Architect Salary

Senior Project Architects in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent almost all of Senior Project Architects. Salaries average out to around $83K annually and spread from $63K to $121K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $10K, total cash payment to Senior Project Architects can bottom out at $63K or peak near $121K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Making up 79 percent of those who took the survey, male Senior Project Architects greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$61,824 - $115,305
(Median)
$62K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,080
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$28.01 - $58.07
(Median)
$28
$37
$58
MEDIAN: $36.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,824 - $115,305  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,369  
Profit Sharing
$1,001 - $10,239  
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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$63,435 - $120,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 952
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$28.01 - $58.07  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $63.13  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,369  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,001 - $10,239  
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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$63,435 - $120,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite, Technical Specification, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include AutoCAD, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, and AutoCAD Architecture. Those proficient in Design are, more often than not, also skilled in 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. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $73K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $73K. Senior Project Architects with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $84K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $91K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Senior Project Architects, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 19 percent above the national average. Senior Project Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), Houston (+11 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in St. Louis. Workers in Seattle and Las Vegas earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 8 percent.

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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
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Senior Project Architect Salaries

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
up arrow 5%

Technical Specification
up arrow 3%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

Design
0%

National Average
$86,000

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 4%

up arrow 6%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 268 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
43%
20 years or more
51%

Common Health Benefits

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