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Highest Paying States for Architectural and Engineering Managers

The highest paying states 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 of architectural and engineering managers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $160,340, Colorado is the highest paying state for architectural and engineering managers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $158,910). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of architectural and engineering managers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Architectural and Engineering Managers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Colorado
$160,340
$113,140 3,290
2 California
$158,910
$96,750 28,040
3 Texas
$155,150
$98,700 11,370
4 New Jersey
$153,690
$108,970 4,000
5 New Mexico
$151,890
$75,070 1,790
6 Washington
$148,230
$104,770 4,350
7 New York
$146,520
$100,430 7,190
8 Delaware
$146,400
$108,680 370
9 Virginia
$145,920
$103,620 3,870
10 District of Columbia
$145,630
$115,770 1,500
11 Connecticut
$145,260
$99,150 3,410
12 Massachusetts
$145,120
$93,770 7,680
13 New Hampshire
$143,720
$93,130 1,410
14 Louisiana
$143,440
$89,150 1,310
15 Oregon
$141,590
$90,990 3,940
16 Rhode Island
$141,070
$93,450 420
17 Nevada
$140,660
$90,510 730
18 Alaska
$139,370
$90,950 430
19 Maryland
$139,050
$89,660 5,060
20 Pennsylvania
$137,470
$89,900 6,260
21 Alabama
$134,330
$89,210 2,450
22 Georgia
$134,200
$87,880 4,730
23 Minnesota
$133,970
$94,390 4,340
24 North Carolina
$133,490
$92,100 3,670
25 Missouri
$130,760
$85,130 2,560
26 West Virginia
$128,690
$92,790 400
27 Ohio
$126,550
$86,720 6,170
28 Illinois
$126,430
$83,440 9,860
29 Michigan
$126,070
$88,790 10,680
30 Maine
$125,200
$87,920 660
31 Vermont
$124,160
$87,280 300
32 Kansas
$123,670
$84,150 1,450
33 South Carolina
$123,380
$75,380 2,500
34 Florida
$122,930
$79,230 6,520
35 Idaho
$121,570
$63,690 1,140
36 Oklahoma
$121,260
$77,970 1,970
37 Nebraska
$120,830
$83,490 570
38 Hawaii
$120,670
$74,680 640
39 Utah
$120,350
$70,500 2,150
40 Montana
$119,970
$92,510 270
41 South Dakota
$119,380
$87,770 110
42 Arizona
$119,210
$69,230 3,410
43 North Dakota
$118,940
$86,210 400
44 Iowa
$118,480
$84,100 1,670
45 Mississippi
$118,320
$79,490 810
46 Wyoming
$117,580
$91,940 210
47 Tennessee
$115,760
$70,850 3,420
48 Wisconsin
$115,240
$83,750 3,700
49 Indiana
$113,190
$75,890 4,010
50 Kentucky
$112,960
$74,640 1,950
51 Arkansas
$112,630
$71,900 710
52 Puerto Rico
$94,700
$45,770 980
53 Guam
$82,350
$37,220 50
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