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How Much Does a Project Architect Earn In The United States?

Project Architect Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$75,000
$55,000
$75,000
$103,000
The average project architect makes about $75,849 per year. That's $36.47 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $55,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $103,000. Many of project architects seem to be drawn to professional and construction companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case project architects tend to work at professional, retail, and technology companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Massachusetts, New Hampshire and California pay project architects the highest salaries.
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Where Project Architects Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where project architects earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Project Architects Earn In Different Cities?

While a project architect can average a salary of $75,849 per year, or $36.47 per hour, there are many opportunities for project architects to make more. For example, in Boston, MA you might make $95,532 per year. Other high-paying locations include San Francisco, CA, Phoenix, AZ and New York, NY. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Boston, MA where the average starting salary is $56,000. The highest paying states for project architects include Massachusetts, New Hampshire and California. Meanwhile, Louisiana, Georgia, and Iowa offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

Boston, MA

Salary Range72k - 126k$96k$95,532

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range69k - 117k$90k$90,267

Phoenix, AZ

Salary Range66k - 107k$85k$84,507

New York, NY

Salary Range62k - 108k$83k$82,501

Austin, TX

Salary Range63k - 102k$81k$80,683

Washington, DC

Salary Range61k - 103k$80k$80,056

Columbus, OH

Salary Range61k - 101k$79k$79,031

Kansas City, MO

Salary Range63k - 96k$78k$78,091

Raleigh, NC

Salary Range58k - 96k$75k$75,018

Arlington, VA

Salary Range57k - 96k$75k$74,774
$46k
$126k

High Paying Project Architect Jobs

Which Companies Pay Project Architects The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Fast Enterprises and Information Services Group as they offer the highest salaries for project architects.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Fast Enterprises
Salary Range96k - 152k$121k$121,433
Information Services Group
Salary Range93k - 122k$107k$106,792
Amazon.com
Salary Range94k - 111k$103k$102,865
AbbVie
Salary Range86k - 102k$94k$94,356
STV
Salary Range82k - 102k$92k$91,962
Stantec
Salary Range84k - 100k$92k$91,934
HNTB
Salary Range84k - 99k$92k$91,725
CyberCoders
Salary Range82k - 101k$91k$91,349
Murphy Oil
Salary Range83k - 98k$90k$90,343
ATI Architects + Engineers
Salary Range85k - 95k$90k$90,278
$76k
$152k

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    How Much Do Project Architects Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, project architect salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that professional, retail, and technology companies tend to offer much higher salaries for project architects. For example, project architects make a whopping average salary of $81,376 while working for professional companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $80,034 at retail companies and $78,205 at technology companies. But project architects may want to avoid working in the construction industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $75,774.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Professional

    Salary Range72k - 91k$81k$81,376

    Retail

    Salary Range72k - 88k$80k$80,034

    Technology

    Salary Range68k - 89k$78k$78,205

    Construction

    Salary Range59k - 96k$76k$75,774
    $59k
    $96k

    How Experience Affects Project Architect Salaries

    The salary for a project architect can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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