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Average Senior Project Architect Salary

$95,368
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,000
Bonus
$0
Commission
$4,078
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The average salary for a Senior Project Architect is $95,368.
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$73k
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$95k
90%
$128k
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What Do Senior Project Architects Do?

Senior Project Architect Tasks
  • 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.
  • Manage the project delivery process and work closely with clients.
  • Monitor project progress according to contract scope and deliverables.
  • Coordinate and lead teams through design, development and contract phases of construction projects.

Job Satisfaction for Senior Project Architect

3.8 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Senior Project Architect are from the companies Aecom Corporation, Gensler and HOK. Reported salaries are highest at Stantec Architecture Ltd. where the average pay is $132,366. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Aecom Corporation and HOK, earning around $125,126 and $120,000, respectively. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Llp pays the lowest at around $89,950. Self-Employed and Gensler also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $92,500 and $100,069, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Project Architects?

Skills in Project Coordinating and Technical Specification are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk Revit Architecture, Design and Project Management.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Project Architects?

A mid-career Senior Project Architect with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $85,274 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Senior Project Architect with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,153 based on 291 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $100,533.
Employees with Senior Project Architect in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 25.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (16.7% more) and New York, New York (14.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (1.9% less), Denver, Colorado (0.5% less) and Houston, Texas (0.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 712 survey responses.
Mid Career
6.3%
Experienced
40.9%
Late Career
52.8%