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What Architectural and Engineering Managers Do

Architectural and engineering managers plan, coordinate, and direct activities in architectural and engineering companies.

Work Environment

Most architectural and engineering managers spend their workday in an office. Some also may work in industrial plants and laboratories or at construction sites. Although most work full time, about half worked more than 40 hours a week in 2012.

How to Become an Architectural or Engineering Manager

Architectural and engineering managers typically need at least a bachelor’s degree and considerable work experience as an architect or engineer.


The median annual wage for architectural and engineering managers was $124,870 in May 2012.

Job Outlook

Employment of architectural and engineering managers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will largely reflect the growth of the industries in which these managers are employed. Very strong competition for jobs can be expected.

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