How much does a Principal Architect make in the United States? The average Principal Architect salary in the United States is $135,752 as of May 28, 2020, but the range typically falls between $122,326 and $154,657. 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.
Principal Architect manages and supervises all related activities of a staff of architects and technicians. Directly manages the development of architectural designs and preliminary construction details. Being a Principal Architect ensures architectural design work is completed on time and adheres to the established specifications and standards. Directs development of new methods or techniques. Additionally, Principal Architect may prepare project schedules, bids, or proposals. Requires a bachelor's degree. Requires an state architect's license. Typically reports to a head of a unit/department. The Principal Architect manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. To be a Principal Architect typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description
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What does a Principal Architect do?
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Interacts effectively with stakeholders at appropriate levels of the organization.
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Develops execution strategy including procurement.
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Investigates process to meet increasing regulatory requirements while maintaining manufacturing/construction efficiency.
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Principal Architect in the United States. The base salary for Principal Architect ranges from $122,326 to $154,657 with the average base salary of $135,752. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $123,007 to $155,857 with the average total cash compensation of $137,069.