Architectural and Engineering Manager Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for architectural and engineering managers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of architectural and engineering managers amongst California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Architectural and Engineering Managers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$96,750
25th Percentile Wage
$127,500
50th Percentile Wage
$158,910
75th Percentile Wage
$197,050
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architectural and engineering managers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $197,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $158,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $96,750.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of architectural and engineering managers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$158,910
1.28% 7.56%
2016
$156,870
0.78% -
2015
$155,650
0.60% -
2014
$154,710
1.14% -
2013
$152,940
3.95% -
2012
$146,900
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Architectural and Engineering Managers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of architectural and engineering managers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of architectural and engineering managers in state of California ranges from $96,270 to $174,650. The highest paying area for architectural and engineering managers in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $174,650. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Vallejo-Fairfield (mean annual salary $173,300). The lowest paying area is North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $96,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$174,650
Vallejo-Fairfield
$173,300
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$169,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$162,130
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$159,320
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$156,250
Salinas
$153,340
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$150,640
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$150,180
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$149,450
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$148,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$148,390
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$148,090
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$147,830
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$146,520
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$145,340
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$145,010
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$144,900
Visalia-Porterville
$141,920
Bakersfield-Delano
$140,930
Napa
$139,000
Redding
$138,070
Stockton
$137,380
El Centro
$129,630
Modesto
$128,230
Fresno
$122,240
Chico
$104,180
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$96,270




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