Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
174,720 1.1 % $60.53 $125,900 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $37.23 $45.89 $57.34 $70.76 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $77,440 $95,450 $119,260 $147,180 (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 37,880 2.96 $61.49 $127,900
Scientific Research and Development Services 8,960 1.46 $70.46 $146,560
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 8,300 2.26 $66.63 $138,590
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 8,230 2.04 $65.08 $135,360
Management of Companies and Enterprises 8,060 0.42 $62.62 $130,250

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 4,870 3.10 $65.27 $135,760
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 37,880 2.96 $61.49 $127,900
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 2,910 2.57 $67.03 $139,430
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 8,300 2.26 $66.63 $138,590
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 8,230 2.04 $65.08 $135,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 40 0.01 $84.36 $175,460
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 920 0.82 $76.72 $159,570
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 30 0.37 $74.30 $154,540
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 60 0.03 $74.07 $154,070
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 70 0.01 $72.54 $150,880


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 28,860 2.06 1.50 $69.68 $144,940
Texas 14,330 1.42 1.03 $68.87 $143,250
Michigan 8,120 2.16 1.57 $54.67 $113,720
New York 7,110 0.85 0.62 $63.66 $132,410
Illinois 6,050 1.09 0.80 $53.81 $111,920




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 1,780 2.78 2.02 $62.89 $130,810
Connecticut 3,900 2.44 1.78 $58.88 $122,460
Michigan 8,120 2.16 1.57 $54.67 $113,720
Washington 5,600 2.08 1.51 $60.59 $126,030
California 28,860 2.06 1.50 $69.68 $144,940




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 470 1.53 1.11 $72.14 $150,060
California 28,860 2.06 1.50 $69.68 $144,940
Texas 14,330 1.42 1.03 $68.87 $143,250
Massachusetts 5,930 1.90 1.38 $67.95 $141,340
New Jersey 5,650 1.50 1.09 $66.53 $138,390

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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,370 1.67 1.21 $65.96 $137,190
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6,260 7.30 5.31 $80.12 $166,650
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 6,150 2.46 1.79 $76.70 $159,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,140 2.68 1.95 $65.12 $135,440
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 4,130 1.17 0.85 $53.73 $111,760
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,780 0.76 0.55 $70.22 $146,070
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,700 1.68 1.22 $53.72 $111,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,550 2.11 1.54 $62.58 $130,170
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,520 2.62 1.90 $62.86 $130,740
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,480 2.10 1.53 $71.33 $148,360




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kokomo, IN 280 7.43 5.40 $63.01 $131,070
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6,260 7.30 5.31 $80.12 $166,650
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 650 6.78 4.93 $62.26 $129,500
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 650 5.73 4.17 $68.43 $142,340
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 310 5.51 4.01 $48.50 $100,880
Huntsville, AL 1,090 5.39 3.92 $58.62 $121,930
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 490 3.80 2.77 $66.95 $139,260
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 570 3.67 2.67 $67.58 $140,570
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 440 3.44 2.50 $65.36 $135,940
Corvallis, OR 110 3.36 2.45 $47.19 $98,160




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6,260 7.30 5.31 $80.12 $166,650
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 6,150 2.46 1.79 $76.70 $159,530
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 320 1.94 1.41 $76.20 $158,490
Boulder, CO 490 3.22 2.34 $75.51 $157,070
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 2,470 2.60 1.89 $74.85 $155,690
Anchorage, AK 380 2.33 1.70 $73.38 $152,620
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,790 1.89 1.38 $73.27 $152,400
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,480 2.10 1.53 $71.33 $148,360
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,780 0.76 0.55 $70.22 $146,070
Bakersfield, CA 270 1.09 0.80 $70.01 $145,630

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 530 1.99 1.45 $47.33 $98,440
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 370 7.55 5.49 $62.69 $130,400
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 250 0.97 0.71 $43.52 $90,510
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 240 1.40 1.02 $47.72 $99,250
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 230 1.18 0.86 $55.23 $114,870

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 370 7.55 5.49 $62.69 $130,400
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 180 4.39 3.19 $62.39 $129,760
Los Alamos County, New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 2.83 2.06 $49.45 $102,860
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 2.37 1.72 $59.82 $124,420
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 530 1.99 1.45 $47.33 $98,440

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.64 0.46 $66.22 $137,740
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.81 0.59 $66.00 $137,280
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.86 0.62 $63.79 $132,680
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 370 7.55 5.49 $62.69 $130,400
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 180 4.39 3.19 $62.39 $129,760


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011