How Much Do Architectural Managers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Architectural and Engineering Managers

Architectural and Engineering Managers plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$158100 per year
Hourly wage
$76 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$95,310 to $119,310 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$46 to $57 per hour

Entry-level Architectural and Engineering Managers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $95,310 to $119,310 per year or $46 to $57 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Architectural and Engineering Managers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $100+ $208,000+
Senior (Top 25%) $89 $185,270
Middle (Mid 50%) $72 $149,530
Junior (Bottom 25%) $57 $119,310
No experience (Bottom 10%) $46 $95,310

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CA $91 $188,940
CO $86 $178,120
TX $83 $173,550
NM $83 $172,910
NJ $82 $171,280
NY $81 $168,520
MA $80 $166,780
RI $79 $165,170
DE $76 $158,560
WA $76 $158,410

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Architectural and Engineering Manager is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Architectural Managers are in the states of CA, CO, TX, NM and NJ.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media $216330 $104.00
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing $212270 $102.05
Oil and Gas Extraction $207700 $99.86
Spectator Sports $197780 $95.09
Educational Support Services $189650 $91.18
Cable and Other Subscription Programming $187660 $90.22
Scientific Research and Development Services $184650 $88.78
Other Pipeline Transportation $180840 $86.94
Software Publishers $180840 $86.94
Land Subdivision $179990 $86.53
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $177500 $85.34
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas $176920 $85.06
Telecommunications $174120 $83.71
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $173770 $83.54
Support Activities for Mining $172540 $82.95
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil $172080 $82.73
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing $170910 $82.17
Insurance Carriers $170460 $81.95
Electronics and Appliance Stores $170350 $81.90
Other Information Services $170280 $81.86
Management of Companies and Enterprises $169470 $81.48
Office Administrative Services $166900 $80.24
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $165690 $79.66
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories $165540 $79.59
Rental and Leasing Services $165230 $79.44
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $164790 $79.23
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $164720 $79.19
Support Activities for Water Transportation $163700 $78.70
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities $163540 $78.63
Communications Equipment Manufacturing $162770 $78.26

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