Alternate Job Titles: Principal Architect, Architectural Director, Architecture Director, Architectural Manager, Architecture Manager, Architect VI
How much does a Principal Architect make? The median annual Principal Architect salary is $127,775, as of March 01, 2018, with a range usually between $115,129-$145,567, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Principal Architect in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Principal Architect in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Principal Architect in the United States is $127,775, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Principal Architect in the United States are expected to make less than $127,775.
Source: HR Reported data as of March 01, 2018
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Principal Architect that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Principal Architect are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of March 2018
Manages and supervises all related activities of a staff of architects and technicians. Directly manages the development of architectural designs and preliminary construction details. Ensures architectural design work is completed on time and adheres to the established specifications and standards. Directs development of new methods or techniques. May prepare project schedules, bids, or proposals. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a head of a unit/department. Requires an state architect's license. Typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. Typically requires 12+ years of related experience. View full job description