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Average Salary for Boston Architectural Center Alumni

Boston Architectural College is located in Boston. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

Boston Architectural Center Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
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Design Architect
10 salaries
Project Architect
10 salaries
Project Manager, Architecture
7 salaries
Architectural Designer
7 salaries
Senior Project Architect
4 salaries
Intern Architect
4 salaries
Architectural Intern
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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Boston Architectural Center Details

320 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115-2703

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Graduates of Boston Architectural College head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the architectural and engineering services industry, the industrial building construction industry, and the construction industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The architectural services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. The construction industry is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among Boston Architectural College grads, with less than five percent of former students experienced in this area. Those with a degree from Boston Architectural College tend to make $59K.


Boston Architectural College grads who become Senior Project Architects garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in $86K annually. However, Architecture Project Managers and Project Architects also rank as top-earners (bringing in $73K and about $58K, respectively). Architectural Interns face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $38K.


Boston Architectural College alumni typically remain in Boston, the city they've grown to love, after graduation, and a little more than half of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. Boston is another hot spot for Boston Architectural College grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to around $58K). On the other end, Boston Architectural College grads flock to Cambridge, which actually offers the weakest median salaries of approximately $49K. Other popular cities include Philadelphia and Manchester.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Architecture earns Boston Architectural College students the most money after college ($73K per year). Those with a Master of Architecture (MArch) face salaries on the lower end, coming in close to $58K per year.


Boston Architectural College grads with AutoCAD Architecture experience garner salaries that are 23 percent more than other grads' salaries. Boston Architectural College alumni are often well versed in AutoCAD, with a little over a half of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Experience with Project Management, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and Adobe Photoshop is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-third of alumni receive sick leave. A solid majority of alumni enjoy benefits like health insurance, while slightly more than half of the former students receive dental plans, too. The greater part of grads take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Boston Architectural College graduates also take advantage of flexible hours, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Median pay for The Boston Conservatory grads is $50K, making their salaries most similar to those of Boston Architectural College grads. Other schools similar to Boston Architectural College include Berklee College of Music, The New England Conservatory of Music, and School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston.

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Key Stats

28 %
72 %
$35,235 - $55,955
$41,576 - $83,524
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

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