Salary for Architectural and Engineering Managers

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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.

A Architectural or Engineering Manager will most likely earn wages that can range from $95,310 to $208,000 based on seniority levels. can get an average pay level of one hundred and fifty-eight thousand one hundred dollars each year.

can get the highest pay in California, which has average wages of approximately $188,940. People with this job title are paid most highly in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they receive normal pay levels of $193,660.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 56.06 percent nationwide in that time.


Architectural and Engineering Managers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Finance and Insurance
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Public Administration
Educational Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)