Boston Architectural Center Alumni Average Salary

Boston Architectural College is a university based in Boston, Mass. that is home to around 1,000 undergraduates. This report is based on the responses of Boston Architectural College graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Boston Architectural Center Alumni

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National Salary Data 
Design Architect
4 salaries
Project Manager, Architecture
4 salaries
Intern Architect
2 salaries
Architectural Designer
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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About This School

320 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115-2703


Private School

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The architectural services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Very few Boston Architectural College grads go into the industrial building construction industry; in fact, less than ten percent of alumni enter this industry. Starting salaries of about $58K are the median among Boston Architectural College grads.


Among Boston Architectural College graduates, the biggest earners are Senior Project Architects, who haul in $88K on average. Next on the list are Project Architects and Architecture Project Managers, bringing in $73K and $60K, respectively. Intern Architects get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $48K in this job.


Boston Architectural College alumni seem to appreciate living in Boston, and more than two-fifths of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. It is no surprise that Burlington, Mass., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is around $57K), is another of the most popular spots for former Boston Architectural College students. On the far end of the pay scale, Boston Architectural College alumni often reside in Cambridge, Mass., which is home to the lowest pay at approximately $49K.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Architecture earns Boston Architectural College students the most money after college (an average $73K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Master of Architecture (MArch) ($57K on average annually).


AutoCAD Architecture commands a pay premium of 46 percent for Boston Architectural College grads. Boston Architectural College alumni are often well versed in AutoCAD, with about one-half of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Proficiency in Project Management, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and Adobe Photoshop command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just under half of the survey participants do get paid time off for vacation, but only about one in four survey participants get paid sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, most former students contribute to a 401(k). Health benefits extend to a large number of grads, and more than half of graduates also receive dental coverage. Boston Architectural College graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, flexible hours, a company-subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Alumni of New England Conservatory of Music pick up average paychecks of $55K, which is closest to the amount made by Boston Architectural College grads among similar schools. Berklee College of Music, Boston Conservatory, and School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston are also similar to Boston Architectural College.

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Key Stats for Boston Architectural Center


27 %
73 %
$47,300 - $56,325
$46,540 - $85,899
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

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