Average Salary for Boston Architectural Center Alumni

Students of Boston Architectural College call Boston home for four years. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Design Architect
10 salaries
Project Architect
7 salaries
Project Manager, Architecture
6 salaries
Architectural Designer
5 salaries
Intern Architect
4 salaries
Senior Project Architect
3 salaries
Architect (but not Landscape or Naval)
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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About This School

320 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115-2703


Private School

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The most popular career sector among alumni is the architectural services industry. The least popular industry for former Boston Architectural College students is the industrial building construction industry — less than five percent of these people end up working in this field. Former Boston Architectural College graduates tend to bring in around $58K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of about $52K per year compared to men, who earn $67K.


Among Boston Architectural College alumni, those working as Senior Project Architects report the highest median pay of $86K, followed by Architecture Project Managers (approximately $72K), and Project Architects ($58K). On the lower end, Architectural Interns report making $38K.


Boston Architectural College alumni do not feel the need to relocate after graduation, and more than half of grads find stable employment in Boston. The top-paying city popular with Boston Architectural College alumni is Boston, which offers median salaries of around $58K. Home to the lowest median salary for Boston Architectural College alumni is Cambridge, a popular place for former students despite its $49K average paycheck. Philadelphia is also a top pick, as is Manchester.

Degree Major

Boston Architectural College students with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture can expect to make the most money (approximately $73K per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Annual salaries for those with a Master of Architecture (MArch) are the lowest of the pack, earning $58K.


A little more than half of Boston Architectural College grads wind up using AutoCAD at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Boston Architectural College grads with AutoCAD Architecture abilities can expect to make 23 percent more than their former classmates (about $72K). Competency in Project Management, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and Adobe Photoshop also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (half of the alumni and one-third of alumni, respectively). A strong majority of alums report contributing to a 401(k). The greater part of former students enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a majority of alumni receive dental plans, too. Additional perks enjoyed by Boston Architectural College grads include flexible hours, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Berklee College of Music graduates, who earn $49K on average, make a similar amount to Boston Architectural College grads. Other schools similar to Boston Architectural College include The Boston Conservatory, The New England Conservatory of Music, and School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston.

Key Stats for Boston Architectural Center


28 %
72 %
$35,235 - $55,955
$48,000 - $85,643
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 23 votes.

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