Architectural and Engineering Manager Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of architectural and engineering managers in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare architectural and engineering manager salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Architectural and Engineering Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$70,570
25th Percentile Wage
$92,550
50th Percentile Wage
$124,100
75th Percentile Wage
$160,750
90th Percentile Wage
$203,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architectural and engineering managers in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) architectural and engineering managers is $203,760. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $124,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid architectural and engineering managers is $70,570.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016124,1002.22%12.91%
2015121,3403.62%-
2014116,9504.37%-
2013111,8403.36%-
2012108,080--

Compare Architectural and Engineering Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of architectural and engineering managers in 15 industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for architectural and engineering manager occupations is the foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors industry with an annual salary $142,390. The lowest paying industry is the plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors industry (annual salary $106,810). For detailed architectural and engineering manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$142,390
Residential Building Construction
$138,410
Land Subdivision
$130,560
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$129,360
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$128,820
Construction of Buildings
$125,780
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$125,610
Nonresidential Building Construction
$124,340
Utility System Construction
$121,760
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$119,070
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$115,700
Specialty Trade Contractors
$114,620
Building Equipment Contractors
$111,740
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$110,490
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$106,810

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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