How much does a Principal Architect make in the United States? The average Principal Architect salary in the United States is $138,871 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $125,141 and $158,213. 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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25% $125,141 10% $112,641 90% $175,822 75% $158,213 $138,871 50%(Median)
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Job Description for Principal Architect

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 a 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 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
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City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.1%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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Skills associated with Principal Architect: Architecture, Construction Estimating, Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD), Project Planning ...More

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