Architectural & engineering managers

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2019 Workforce
173k
Average Age
47.5
Estimated Job Growth
2.57%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$168,895
Average Male Salary
$170,753
Average Female Salary
$155,448

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Architectural & engineering managers are most often employed by the Architectural, engineering & related services industry. The average yearly wage for Architectural & engineering managers was $168,895 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Architectural & engineering managers by wage are Nurse anesthetists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Dentists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Architectural & engineering managers are Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA, South of Market & Potrero PUMA, CA, and Troy & Rochester Area PUMA, MI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Architectural & engineering managers are San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA, Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA, and South of Market & Potrero PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Architectural & engineering managers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Architectural, engineering & related services is the industry that employs the most Architectural & engineering managers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Architectural & engineering managers, by average wage, is Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals. Architectural & engineering managers are paid most in Queen Anne & Magnolia PUMA, WA but are relatively concentrated in San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$168,895
AVERAGE SALARY
± $6,525

In 2019, Architectural & engineering managers earned an average of $168,895, $113,371 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Dentists make somewhat more than Architectural & engineering managers while Nurse anesthetists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Architectural & engineering managers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.286
WAGE GINI

In 2016, Architectural & engineering managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.286, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Architectural & engineering managers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Architectural & engineering managers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Architectural & engineering managers, by number of employees, are Architectural, engineering & related services, Computer Systems Design, and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Architectural & engineering managers, by average wage, are Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals, Oil & gas extraction, and Software publishing.

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Industries by Share

173k
2019 Workforce
± 10,196
−2.28%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.5%

The number of people employed as Architectural & engineering managers has been declining at a rate of −2.28%, from 176,691 people in 2018 to 172,657 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Architectural & engineering managers employed by various industries. Architectural, engineering & related services employs the largest share of Architectural & engineering managers at  12.1%, followed by Computer Systems Design with 8.97% and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 6.35%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Architectural & engineering managers in the US. The average age of male Architectural & engineering managers in the workforce is 47.8 and of female Architectural & engineering managers is 44.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Architectural & engineering managers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

152k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 9,558
21k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,554

87.9% of Architectural & engineering managers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Architectural & engineering managers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Architectural & engineering managers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

76.6% of Architectural & engineering managers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.6% of Architectural & engineering managers, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Architectural & engineering managers.

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Age by Gender

47.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.686
44.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.72

The median age of Architectural & engineering managers is 47.5, and Male employees are generally 2.95 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Architectural & engineering managers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Architectural & engineering managers is Engineering but a relatively high number of Architectural & engineering managers hold a major in Engineering.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Architectural & engineering managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Architectural & engineering managers need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Complex Problem Solving, and Mathematics. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Architectural & engineering managers need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Mathematics.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Architectural and Engineering Managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Architectural and Engineering Managers are expected to see a growth of 2.57% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Architectural and Engineering Managers.
2.57%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Architectural and Engineering Managers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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