Salary for
Principal Architect in the United States

How much does a Principal Architect earn in the United States? The average Principal Architect salary in the United States is $129,538 as of September 01, 2018, but the range typically falls between $116,724 and $147,578. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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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 architec

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    Architect V

    10 + years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Principal Architect

    12 + years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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