Average Salary for Boston Architectural Center Alumni

Boston Architectural College is a university based in Boston, Mass. that is home to around 1,000 undergraduates. The figures in this rundown were provided by Boston Architectural College alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Boston Architectural Center Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Design Architect
8 salaries
Project Manager, Architecture
5 salaries
Architectural Designer
4 salaries
Senior Project Architect
3 salaries
Intern Architect
3 salaries
Project Architect
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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About This School

320 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115-2703


Private School

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The most popular professional field seems to be the architectural services industry. Very few Boston Architectural College grads go into the industrial building construction industry; in fact, less than ten percent of alumni enter this industry. The average salary for a grad from Boston Architectural College is approximately $59K.


In the Boston Architectural College alumni professional community, Senior Project Architects make the highest median pay (about $88K), though Project Architects (around $85K), and Architecture Project Managers ($60K) are close competitors. Intern Architects pick up $48K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Boston Architectural College students enjoy their time in Boston, and more than two-fifths of students actually choose to live and work there after graduating. Another city that attracts a wealth of Boston Architectural College grads is Boston, Mass.; given its high compensation ($59K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. 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 $49K.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $73K per year, Boston Architectural College grads who have a Bachelor of Science in Architecture are the best paid among the alumni population. Average annual salaries for those with a Master of Architecture (MArch) are the lowest of the pack, earning $57K.


Project Management is a popular skill among Boston Architectural College alumni, with close to one-half of grads reporting using it on the job. Boston Architectural College grads with AutoCAD Architecture abilities can expect to make 42 percent more than their former classmates ($84K). Proficiency in AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and Adobe Photoshop command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; a little less than half of the alums get vacation time, whereas just one in four survey participants get paid sick leave. Dental insurance applies to the larger part of survey participants, and a large number of alumni report health coverage. Most alumni plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Boston Architectural College alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, flexible hours, a company-subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, New England Conservatory of Music grads (who make an average of approximately $50K) earn salaries most similar to Boston Architectural College alumni. 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


26 %
74 %
$47,300 - $56,325
$47,344 - $85,644
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 12 votes.

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