Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields. Excludes "Natural Sciences Managers" (11-9121).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
187,640 1.4 % $64.06 $133,240 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $38.61 $48.09 $60.03 $74.51 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $80,300 $100,040 $124,870 $154,990 (5)


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 43,450 3.34 $63.80 $132,690
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 9,660 2.50 $69.26 $144,070
Scientific Research and Development Services 9,400 1.49 $71.69 $149,110
Management of Companies and Enterprises 8,450 0.42 $64.12 $133,370
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 8,310 2.05 $69.00 $143,520

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 6,150 3.92 $73.51 $152,900
Oil and Gas Extraction 6,960 3.83 $82.43 $171,450
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 43,450 3.34 $63.80 $132,690
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 9,660 2.50 $69.26 $144,070
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 2,470 2.22 $70.53 $146,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 6,960 3.83 $82.43 $171,450
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 40 (7) $81.49 $169,500
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 890 0.80 $80.75 $167,950
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 110 0.02 $78.08 $162,400
Other Information Services 100 0.06 $77.06 $160,280


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 31,050 2.17 1.51 $74.85 $155,680
Texas 18,890 1.79 1.24 $76.66 $159,450
Michigan 8,970 2.29 1.59 $54.38 $113,120
Ohio 7,190 1.42 0.99 $56.19 $116,880
New York 7,040 0.82 0.57 $65.45 $136,130




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,970 3.01 2.09 $63.07 $131,180
Michigan 8,970 2.29 1.59 $54.38 $113,120
California 31,050 2.17 1.51 $74.85 $155,680
Washington 5,840 2.11 1.47 $63.72 $132,530
New Mexico 1,620 2.09 1.45 $64.54 $134,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 480 1.50 1.04 $78.59 $163,470
Texas 18,890 1.79 1.24 $76.66 $159,450
California 31,050 2.17 1.51 $74.85 $155,680
Massachusetts 6,360 1.99 1.38 $70.25 $146,110
Colorado 2,890 1.30 0.90 $69.31 $144,160





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,210 3.11 2.16 $87.15 $181,260
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6,790 7.56 5.25 $85.80 $178,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,720 1.74 1.20 $72.40 $150,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,010 2.57 1.78 $67.43 $140,260
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,300 1.18 0.82 $56.00 $116,480
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,110 1.96 1.36 $73.95 $153,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,960 2.27 1.57 $64.85 $134,880
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,810 2.70 1.88 $65.28 $135,790
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 3,680 3.43 2.38 $55.27 $114,960
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,600 2.55 1.77 $72.22 $150,210