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Architectural and Engineering Manager Salary Information

The salary statistics of architectural and engineering managers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of architectural and engineering managers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The architectural and engineering managers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Architectural and Engineering Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$88,050
25th Percentile Wage
$110,330
50th Percentile Wage
$137,720
75th Percentile Wage
$169,620
90th Percentile Wage
$207,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architectural and engineering managers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) architectural and engineering managers is $207,400. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $137,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $88,050. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 135% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$137,720
2.17% 9.33%
2016
$134,730
1.43% -
2015
$132,800
1.64% -
2014
$130,620
1.88% -
2013
$128,170
2.57% -
2012
$124,870
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Table 2. Architectural and Engineering Manager Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of architectural and engineering managers in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for architectural and engineering managers occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $165,190. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $99,100).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$165,190
Information
$153,420
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$145,850
Finance and Insurance
$144,040
Retail Trade
$143,590
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$143,360
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$140,720
Wholesale Trade
$140,380
Manufacturing
$137,790
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$137,280
Utilities
$136,220
Transportation and Warehousing
$133,660
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$133,450
Federal, State, and Local Government
$128,450
Health Care and Social Assistance
$126,270
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$125,600
Construction
$124,030
Educational Services
$123,260
Accommodation and Food Services
$99,100

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Architectural and Engineering Managers by States

From the above tables we note that not only architectural and engineering managers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of architectural and engineering managers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $82,350 to $160,340. The highest paying state for architectural and engineering managers is Colorado with a median annual salary of $160,340. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $82,350. For more salary information of architectural and engineering managers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Colorado
$160,340
California
$158,910
Texas
$155,150
New Jersey
$153,690
New Mexico
$151,890
Washington
$148,230
New York
$146,520
Delaware
$146,400
Virginia
$145,920
District of Columbia
$145,630
Connecticut
$145,260
Massachusetts
$145,120
New Hampshire
$143,720
Louisiana
$143,440
Oregon
$141,590
Rhode Island
$141,070
Nevada
$140,660
Alaska
$139,370
Maryland
$139,050
Pennsylvania
$137,470
Alabama
$134,330
Georgia
$134,200
Minnesota
$133,970
North Carolina
$133,490
Missouri
$130,760
West Virginia
$128,690
Ohio
$126,550
Illinois
$126,430
Michigan
$126,070
Maine
$125,200
Vermont
$124,160
Kansas
$123,670
South Carolina
$123,380
Florida
$122,930
Idaho
$121,570
Oklahoma
$121,260
Nebraska
$120,830
Hawaii
$120,670
Utah
$120,350
Montana
$119,970
South Dakota
$119,380
Arizona
$119,210
North Dakota
$118,940
Iowa
$118,480
Mississippi
$118,320
Wyoming
$117,580
Tennessee
$115,760
Wisconsin
$115,240
Indiana
$113,190
Kentucky
$112,960
Arkansas
$112,630
Puerto Rico
$94,700
Guam
$82,350



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