Salary for Architectural and Engineering Managers

Also known as:  Electrical Engineering Director, Engineering Design Manager, Engineering Manager, Engineering Research Manager, Global Engineering Manager, Mechanical Engineering Director, Process Engineering Manager

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The minimum education required for professionals in this field is a Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering or related disciplines, coupled with several years of professional experience. The position requires licensing and certification on state and national levels, and certain employers may require certification in their own in-house programs as well. Knowledge of computer software including AutoCAD, Photoshop, Sketch Up, and Microsoft Office is also generally required. Due to the popularity of green technologies in construction, many architectural and engineering managers also obtain LEED AP certification. These are well-compensated professionals.

An Architectural or Engineering Manager will usually earn a wage of between 96000 and 144000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Architectural and Engineering Managers will most likely receive an average wage of One Hundred Twenty Seven Thousand Three Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Architectural and Engineering Managers are paid most highly in California, where they can receive an average salary rate of near $142120. People holding this job title have the highest salaries in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, where they can get average pay levels of $142550.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 24.04 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Architectural and Engineering Managers tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $142,550
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $142,060
Finance and Insurance $141,210
Wholesale Trade $134,000
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $132,020
Information $130,310
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $94,130
Health Care and Social Assistance $102,640
Construction $113,490
Public Administration $113,580
Retail Trade $114,460
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $115,920
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