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Highest Paying Industries for Architectural and Engineering Managers

The top 100 highest paying industries for architectural and engineering managers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $174,080, oil and gas extraction is the highest paying industry for architectural and engineering managers. It is followed by manufacturing and reproducing magnetic and optical media industry (average annual salary $173,210). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of architectural and engineering managers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Architectural and Engineering Managers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Oil and Gas Extraction
$174,080
2,640
2 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$173,210
250
3 Spectator Sports
$171,120
50
4 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$165,460
50
5 Mining
$164,040
3,420
6 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$160,810
120
7 Other Information Services
$156,520
120
8 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$155,390
900
9 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$154,130
8,560
10 Scientific Research and Development Services
$154,040
8,570
11 Software Publishers
$153,300
260
12 Business Support Services
$153,180
30
13 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$152,380
280
14 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$151,530
4,840
15 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$151,330
590
16 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$150,450
4,160
17 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$149,850
170
18 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$148,190
1,790
19 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$147,900
6,960
20 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$147,020
8,110
21 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$145,880
23,200
22 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$144,490
1,580
23 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$143,330
120
24 Pipeline Transportation
$143,000
370
25 Information
$142,770
3,450
26 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$142,510
8,670
27 Telecommunications
$142,380
2,530
28 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$142,260
120
29 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$142,080
230
30 Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$141,610
70
31 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$141,490
650
32 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$141,420
170
33 Support Activities for Mining
$140,580
570
34 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$140,090
50
35 Specialized Design Services
$139,800
230
36 Office Administrative Services
$138,720
n/a
37 Insurance Carriers
$138,030
200
38 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$138,030
200
39 Finance and Insurance
$137,920
270
40 Facilities Support Services
$137,570
60
41 Lessors of Real Estate
$137,350
40
42 Support Activities for Transportation
$137,230
180
43 Water Transportation
$137,040
30
44 Support Activities for Air Transportation
$136,730
140
45 Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$135,600
40
46 Couriers and Messengers
$135,600
40
47 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$135,390
540
48 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$135,380
180
49 Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$135,300
280
50 Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$135,220
40
51 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$134,840
9,530
52 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$134,570
12,740
53 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$134,560
230
54 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$134,530
330
55 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$134,300
80
56 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$134,270
1,550
57 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$133,960
280
58 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$133,860
63,030
59 Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
$133,740
100
60 Repair and Maintenance
$133,560
380
61 Administrative and Support Services
$133,500
1,010
62 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$133,140
140
63 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$132,900
450
64 Temporary Help Services
$132,850
310
65 Other Support Services
$132,310
110
66 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$132,060
50
67 Nonstore Retailers
$132,060
50
68 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$132,000
1,560
69 Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$131,800
30
70 Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$131,640
40
71 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$131,480
850
72 Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$131,220
40
73 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$130,760
70
74 Federal government, including USPS
$130,730
8,060
75 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$130,730
8,050
76 Manufacturing
$130,690
65,670
77 Engineering Services
$130,580
34,840
78 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$130,520
30
79 Natural Gas Distribution
$130,030
430
80 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$129,980
360
81 Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$129,720
100
82 Employment Services
$129,590
550
83 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$129,560
1,970
84 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$129,550
440
85 Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$129,420
40
86 Other Telecommunications
$129,340
270
87 Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$128,770
80
88 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$128,720
3,450
89 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$128,650
220
90 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$128,600
2,420
91 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$128,430
1,350
92 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$128,350
45,170
93 Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$128,290
220
94 Chemical Manufacturing
$128,280
4,100
95 Dairy Product Manufacturing
$128,120
60
96 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$128,030
4,010
97 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$127,740
60
98 Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$127,550
100
99 Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$127,360
100
100 Beverage Manufacturing
$127,360
60
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