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 among California areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$94,640
25th Percentile Wage
$123,760
50th Percentile Wage
$156,870
75th Percentile Wage
$196,520
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 $196,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $156,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $94,640.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45.50
25th Percentile Wage
$59.50
50th Percentile Wage
$75.42
75th Percentile Wage
$94.48
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for architectural and engineering managers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $94.48. The median hourly salary is $75.42. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45.50.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of architectural and engineering managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016156,8700.78%6.36%
2015155,6500.60%-
2014154,7101.14%-
2013152,9403.95%-
2012146,900--

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 $95,860 to $183,940. The highest paying area for architectural and engineering managers in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $183,940. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward (mean annual salary $169,630). The lowest paying area is North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $95,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$183,940
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$169,630
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$167,880
Vallejo-Fairfield
$164,020
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$160,610
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$158,890
Salinas
$158,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$153,940
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$150,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$148,390
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$147,830
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$146,810
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$146,520
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$144,900
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$142,320
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$141,340
Redding
$140,140
Bakersfield-Delano
$133,670
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$130,990
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$129,750
Visalia-Porterville
$126,640
Fresno
$122,140
Modesto
$119,250
Stockton
$111,150
Chico
$104,180
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$95,860



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