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Architectural and Engineering Managers

Other names for this job might include Architect Manager, Architectural Job Captain, Chief Design Branch, Chief Design Engineer, Chief Engineer, Chief Petroleum Engineer, Chief, Engineering Division, Civil Engineering Manager, Director of Engineering, Director of Product Development

  • $143870
  • 75%
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How Much Do Architectural Managers Make In 2018

In this salary guide, you will find out how much do Architectural and Engineering Managers make.

After reading this, you will be able to make a decision if working as an Architectural and Engineering Manager will suit your financial goals (e.g: buying a home, BMW or just your target salary goal).

Average salary

Annual salary
$143870 per year
Hourly wage
$69.170 per hour

One of the most popular questions we get from our readers here at OwlGuru is how much do Architectural Managers make per year and what is their hourly wage.

According to BLS, the average annual salary of Architectural Managers is $143870. Their salary can also be as low as $86000 if you’re still a newbie with no experience to over $207400 if you have a ton of experience under your belt.

The typical hourly pay is $69.170 and can range from $41.340 to $99.710 which also depends if you’re a newbie or a professional.

Just like any other job, the salary of An Architectural Manager will vary based on your education and experience level.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.
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After comparing how much do Architectural Managers make with other careers, they have a salary rank of A.

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Salary range

Highest (Top 10%)$99.710$207400
Senior (Top 25%)$80.430$167290
Middle (Mid 50%)$64.780$134730
Junior (Bottom 25%)$51.940$108040
No experience (Bottom 10%)$41.340$86000

Entry-level Architectural Managers who starts out at $108040 can expect to make $134730 after 3-5 years of experience in the field.

The bottom 10% makes less than $41.340 per hour while the top 10% makes over $99.710 per hour.

While the median wage is $134730 per annum or $64.780 per hour.

Depending on who you work for, you might also get overtime pay.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.

Highest paying industries

Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Oil and Gas Extraction89.7186570
Spectator Sports84.34175420
Other Information Services81.62169770
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media81.5169510
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries79.64165650
Ambulatory Health Care Services78.81163920
Cable and Other Subscription Programming78.62163530
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers78.14162530
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing77.95162130
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences77.89162010
Scientific Research and Development Services77.84161900
Computer Systems Design and Related Services77.77161750
Support Activities for Mining76.93160010
Lessors of Real Estate76.7159540
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil76.34158790
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing75.61157270
Pipeline Transportation75.57157190
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas74.85155690
Business Support Services74.77155520
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing74.51154990
Publishing Industries (except Internet)73.52152920
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing73.39152660
Software Publishers73.3152450
Communications Equipment Manufacturing73.2152250
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing72.53150850
Wired Telecommunications Carriers72.43150660
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing72.25150290
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)71.85149450
Office Administrative Services71.83149400
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers71.68149080
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance71.62148970
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing71.37148460
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers71.01147710
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying70.77147210
Repair and Maintenance70.54146720
Investigation and Security Services70.03145650
Security Systems Services70.03145650
Management of Companies and Enterprises69.66144880
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services69.51144590
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities69.27144080
Insurance Carriers69.27144080
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation69.27144080
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)69.23144000
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers69.15143830
Finance and Insurance68.88143270
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services68.7142900
Water Transportation68.45142370
Waste Treatment and Disposal68.27142000
Specialized Design Services68.16141760
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance67.87141170
Natural Gas Distribution67.84141100
Administrative and Support Services67.79141000
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services67.75140920
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing67.71140840
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing67.7140810
Waste Management and Remediation Services67.68140780
All industries, private ownership only67.56140520
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers67.5140410
Engineering Services67.13139640
Support Activities for Transportation67.02139400
Couriers and Messengers66.87139100
Couriers and Express Delivery Services66.87139100
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods66.77138890
Dairy Product Manufacturing66.76138870
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services66.76138860
All industries66.69138720
Employment Services66.68138690
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods66.67138660
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services66.56138440
Basic Chemical Manufacturing66.47138250
Other Telecommunications66.43138160
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing66.32137940
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing66.22137730
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services66.17137640
Wholesale Trade66.12137530
Broadcasting (except Internet)66.08137450
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing66.06137410
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills66.05137390
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing66.01137290
Other Support Services65.69136630
Beverage Manufacturing65.6136440
Support Activities for Air Transportation65.52136280
Chemical Manufacturing65.2135610
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers65.2135610
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities65.17135550
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction65.16135540
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers65.07135350
Testing Laboratories64.93135050
Transportation and Warehousing64.86134910
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors64.78134730
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing64.51134180
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing64.5134170
Land Subdivision64.37133890
Facilities Support Services64.33133800
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers64.28133700
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing64.19133520
Miscellaneous Manufacturing64.18133500
Water, Sewage and Other Systems64.06133240
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution63.87132850
Utility System Construction63.71132520
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing63.59132260
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing63.42131910
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing63.37131820
Mining (except Oil and Gas)63.28131630
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers63.24131540
Federal Executive Branch63.19131430
Federal government, including the US Postal Service63.19131430
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction63.13131300
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing63.08131200
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing63.04131130
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers62.89130800
Nonstore Retailers62.88130780
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses62.88130780
Grain and Oilseed Milling62.44129880
Coal Mining62.37129720
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing62.3129590
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing62.13129230
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing61.83128600
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction61.79128510
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations61.78128510
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers61.66128260
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations61.55128020
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers61.53127990
Machinery Manufacturing61.2127300
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing61.13127140
Residential Building Construction60.75126360
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing60.62126090
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors60.4125630
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing60.37125570
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing59.97124740
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)59.91124610
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing59.88124550
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing59.88124550
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction59.83124440
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing59.65124070
Metal Ore Mining59.64124060
Real Estate59.47123700
Food Manufacturing59.18123100
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills59.17123070
Radio and Television Broadcasting59.11122960
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing58.94122600
Warehousing and Storage58.78122250
Specialty Trade Contractors58.74122170
Federal, State, and Local Government58.68122060
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service58.68122060
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors58.55121790
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service58.33121320
Traveler Accommodation58.28121220
Textile Mills58.26121180
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned58.24121130
Scheduled Air Transportation58.12120890
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing58.12120880
Air Transportation58.09120820
Television Broadcasting57.99120620
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing57.96120550
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)57.88120400
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing57.88120390
Hospitals, Privately owned57.87120360
Building Equipment Contractors57.85120330
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals57.63119870
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing57.59119780
Accommodation and Food Services57.58119770
Paper Manufacturing57.57119740
Local government, including schools and hospitals57.56119720
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)57.49119580
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing57.42119440
Construction of Buildings57.34119260
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers57.06118690
Nonresidential Building Construction56.92118400
Forging and Stamping56.89118330
Rail Transportation56.82118180
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing56.8118140
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing56.72117980
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers56.41117330
Other Food Manufacturing56.39117290
Animal Slaughtering and Processing56.06116600
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing55.86116180
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing55.83116120
Educational Services, Privately owned55.81116070
Retail Trade55.57115580
Plastics Product Manufacturing55.13114680
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned55.13114670
Fabric Mills55.08114560
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing54.68113720
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing54.66113700
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing54.54113450
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing54.49113340
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing54.47113290
Primary Metal Manufacturing54.45113260
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing54.4113150
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing54.35113040
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing54.26112860
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing54.21112750
Hardware Manufacturing54.01112350
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing53.76111810
Household Appliance Manufacturing53.73111770
Other Textile Product Mills53.24110750
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities53.01110270
Activities Related to Real Estate52.94110120
Animal Food Manufacturing52.74109700
Educational Services, Local government owned52.49109180
Textile Product Mills52.07108310
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing52.04108240
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel51.95108060
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing51.92107990
Rubber Product Manufacturing51.85107850
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing51.61107340
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing51.49107100
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing51.33106760
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing51.05106170
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)50.85105770
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)50.5105050
Machine Shops50.46104960
Printing and Related Support Activities50.39104800
Other Building Equipment Contractors50.2104420
Junior colleges, Local government owned49.61103190
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing49.57103100
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing49.43102810
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned49.29102520
Educational Services, State government owned49.24102410
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)48.89101700
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing48.79101490
Wood Product Manufacturing48.62101130
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing48.61101100
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing48.58101040
Other Wood Product Manufacturing48.34100550
State government, including schools and hospitals46.0595790
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals45.294010

Not all industries pay the same for Architectural and Engineering Managers.

One of the easiest way to increase your salary is to change industries and find a higher paying one.

Highest paying states


Another simple way to boost your pay as An Architectural Manager is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like TX doesn’t mean you will make more overall. This is because the expenses at TX may be 2x higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to the BLS, the highest paid / most successful Architectural Managers are in the states of TX, CA, AK, CO and OR. The average salary in TX is $166750.

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