Graduate Salary
5 years
Avg Length

Architectural Engineering Requirements

Architectural engineering is an ideal profession for individuals with strong math and science skills who are interested in the built environment in general and buildings in particular.

Architectural engineering degrees are available at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree levels and train students to use mathematical and scientific concepts in building design and construction. Programs at all levels emphasize the functional and technical aspects of structural design over the aesthetic. While architectural engineers work with architects, they are engineers and not architects.

Architectural Engineering Careers

The career trajectory of people with an Architectural Engineering degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Architectural Engineering degrees have experience in is Architect, followed by Mechanical Engineer, Mechatronics Engineer, Civil Engineer, Robotics Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Drafter, Construction Manager, Data Scientist, and Engineer.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Architect 9.8% 0.3% 29.3×
Mechanical Engineer 4.2% 0.4% 10.0×
Mechatronics Engineer 0.2% 0.0% 5.2×
Civil Engineer 4.2% 0.3% 13.5×
Robotics Engineer NA NA NA
Electrical Engineer 2.1% 0.3% 8.3×
Drafter 4.4% 0.2% 23.3×
Construction Manager 2.9% 0.2% 14.8×
Data Scientist 0.1% 0.1% 1.4×
Engineer 3.4% 1.0% 3.4×

Architectural Engineering Salary

Architectural Engineering graduates earn on average $54k, putting them in the 80th percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
25th (bottom earners) $38k
Median (average earners) $54k
75th (top earners) $65k

Architectural Engineering Underemployment

Architectural Engineering graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

Employment Type Proportion of graduates
Jobs that don't require college 28%
Part-Time 13%
Low-paying 5%

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