Average Salary for Boston Architectural Center Alumni

Boston Architectural College, a school in Boston, Mass., has roughly 1,000 undergrads. The data in this summary come from Boston Architectural College alumni who took 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
9 salaries
Project Architect
6 salaries
Project Manager, Architecture
5 salaries
Intern Architect
4 salaries
Architectural Designer
4 salaries
Senior Project Architect
3 salaries
Architect (but not Landscape or Naval)
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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About This School

320 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115-2703


Private School

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78 %

50 %

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The architectural services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Former Boston Architectural College students do not typically enter the industrial building construction industry; in fact, around five percent of graduates find work in this area, making it the least likely field for this group to enter. Former Boston Architectural College graduates bring in $58K on average.


The Boston Architectural College alumni who make the most are Senior Project Architects; they report a median pay of $88K. Architects and Architecture Project Managers draw in a fair amount as well — $67K. Intern Architects wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning about $44K.


Boston Architectural College alumni like Boston so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with close to one-half of grads staying on to find permanent employment. In addition, former Boston Architectural College students often head to Boston, Mass. after graduating, where the median salary comes to approximately $59K in this top-paying city. Home to the lowest median salary for Boston Architectural College alumni is Cambridge, Mass., a popular place for former students despite its $49K average paycheck. Alumni express interest in Manchester, N.H. and Philadelphia, Pa. as well.

Degree Major

Boston Architectural College students with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture can expect to make the most money (around $73K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Those with a Master of Architecture (MArch) face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $58K per year.


Competency in AutoCAD Architecture translates into above-average pay for Boston Architectural College grads — they earn 33 percent more than their fellow graduates. A little over a half of Boston Architectural College grads wind up using AutoCAD at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and Adobe Photoshop.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-third of alumni receive sick leave. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a large number of alumni are rewarded with health insurance and the larger part of alums report dental coverage, too. Most alumni set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Additional benefits handed to Boston Architectural College alumni include flexible hours, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Boston Conservatory grads (who make an average of $50K) earn salaries most similar to Boston Architectural College alumni. Other schools similar to Boston Architectural College include Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, and School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston.

Key Stats for Boston Architectural Center


33 %
67 %
$35,117 - $56,325
$48,322 - $86,030
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 18 votes.

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