$70,285
Avg. Salary
$30.71
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,979

Bonus

$2,377

Profit Sharing

$2,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Project Architect is $30.71 per hour.

The average pay for a Project Architect is $70,285 per year.

10%
$21.46
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$30.71
50%
$46.05
90%
90%
MEDIAN $30.71
10%
$52k
10%
$70k
50%
$95k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $70,285
$51,544 - $94,978
$52K
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$95K
MEDIAN: $70,285
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$21.46 - $46.05
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$0$98K
Salary $51,544 - $94,978
Bonus $961 - $9,818
Profit Sharing $450 - $8,844
Commission $2,500
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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$52,339 - $98,876
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,542
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $21.46 - $46.05
Overtime $24.09 - $49.61
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $961 - $9,818
Commission $2,500
Profit Sharing $450 - $8,844
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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$52,339 - $98,876
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 358

Job Description for Project Architect

A project architect coordinates the many parts of a project; they are in charge of product design, development of plans, construction documents, and consultation with other experts about the job being completed. The duties of a project architect depend greatly on the size of the project assigned to them. They oversee the workers involved in the design of the project, and they also are in charge of coordinating different pieces of the project with staff and clients. In some cases, the project architect also is responsible for communicating with the engineers and city officials that may be involved with the design phase of each project. They also determine the construction materials and the best methods for the project. They make sure that each project meets local zoning and building codes.

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Project Architect Tasks
  • Assess project needs and set objectives, budget, and schedule.
  • Work with vendors to ensure on-time delivery and on-budget production.
  • Assess sites, relevant city codes, and other research.
  • Develop construction documents through consultation with clients.

Project Architect Pay By Employer

$0$128K

Gensler
48 profiles
$75,061

Hks, Inc.
29 profiles
$73,312

$80,514

DLR Group, Inc.
15 profiles
$65,432

NBBJ
11 profiles
$80,131

$80,000

IBI Group, Inc.
9 profiles
$67,626

$67,153

$67,351

$61,391

Common Career Paths for Project Architect


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Project Architects may progress into high-paying roles like Principal Architect, where median compensation is $139K annually. More often than not, a Senior Project Architect role is the next step for Project Architects moving up in the field. Senior Project Architects usually make $87K per year. Many other Project Architects choose to take on an Architecture Project Manager role, where salaries are typically $66K.

Project Architect Job Listings

Popular Skills for Project Architect


Project Architects seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Technical Specification, Project Management, Client Interaction, and Project Coordinating are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include AutoCAD Architecture, 3D Rendering, and Adobe InDesign. For most people, competency in Autodesk Revit Architecture indicates knowledge of Project Coordinating and Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Architect

Pay by Experience for a Project Architect has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Architect with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 328 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Architect with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 726 salaries. An experienced Project Architect which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 867 salaries. A Project Architect with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 347 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,327

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Project Architects, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Project Architects can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+12 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), and Dallas (+3 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in St. Louis, 10 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Chicago and Philadelphia (5 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Project Architect

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 739 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Project Architect Salaries

▲14%

▲4%

National Average
$72,000

▼8%

▼24%

Skills That Affect Project Architect Salaries


National Average
$72,000



Autodesk Revit Architecture
▼2%

Project Coordinating
▼2%

Microsoft Word
▼2%


▼4%







▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 739 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 14%