The median annual wage for architectural and engineering managers was $132,800 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $84,710, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $187,200.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for architectural and engineering managers in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Scientific research and development services
Management of companies and enterprises
Architectural, engineering, and related services
In addition, architectural and engineering managers, especially those at higher levels, often receive more benefits—such as expense accounts and bonuses—than workers who are not managers.
Most architectural and engineering managers work full time, and about half worked more than 40 hours a week in 2014. These managers are often under considerable pressure to meet deadlines and budgets.
Architectural and Engineering Managers
Median annual wages, May 2015
Architectural and engineering managers
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics