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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$86,000
25th Percentile Wage
$108,040
50th Percentile Wage
$134,730
75th Percentile Wage
$167,290
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 $134,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $86,000. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 141% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
2016134,7301.43%7.32%
2015132,8001.64%-
2014130,6201.88%-
2013128,1702.57%-
2012124,870--

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 $168,850. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $97,600).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$168,850
Information
$148,970
Finance and Insurance
$145,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$141,280
Retail Trade
$139,310
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$139,150
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$136,730
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$135,990
Wholesale Trade
$135,740
Manufacturing
$135,380
Utilities
$134,840
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$133,180
Transportation and Warehousing
$128,220
Federal, State, and Local Government
$126,480
Health Care and Social Assistance
$125,240
Construction
$124,100
Educational Services
$115,760
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$114,770
Accommodation and Food Services
$97,600

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 $84,040 to $156,870. The highest paying state for architectural and engineering managers is California with a median annual salary of $156,870. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $84,040. 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
California
$156,870
Colorado
$152,450
Texas
$152,240
New Jersey
$149,630
New Mexico
$148,600
Washington
$145,690
New York
$144,060
Virginia
$143,690
Delaware
$143,460
Connecticut
$142,800
District of Columbia
$141,550
Alaska
$140,470
Oregon
$140,400
Maryland
$140,260
Massachusetts
$139,200
Louisiana
$137,650
Pennsylvania
$134,510
New Hampshire
$133,940
Missouri
$133,310
Alabama
$132,180
Rhode Island
$132,010
Minnesota
$132,000
Nevada
$129,770
Georgia
$128,550
West Virginia
$128,510
North Carolina
$127,350
Illinois
$125,330
Ohio
$124,470
Idaho
$123,400
Utah
$122,830
South Carolina
$122,640
Florida
$122,360
Michigan
$122,330
Arizona
$121,590
Maine
$120,960
Nebraska
$119,740
Oklahoma
$117,880
North Dakota
$117,530
Iowa
$116,440
Hawaii
$116,240
South Dakota
$115,590
Montana
$115,010
Tennessee
$114,670
Kansas
$114,540
Mississippi
$114,180
Wyoming
$113,200
Wisconsin
$112,630
Kentucky
$110,300
Arkansas
$109,430
Indiana
$108,490
Puerto Rico
$95,180
Guam
$84,040


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