Average Salary for Boston Architectural Center Alumni

Around 1,000 people attend Boston Architectural College, a institution based in Boston, Mass. This summary is derived from information given by Boston Architectural College grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Boston Architectural Center Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data 
Design Architect
8 salaries
Project Manager, Architecture
4 salaries
Architectural Designer
4 salaries
Intern Architect
3 salaries
Senior Project Architect
3 salaries
Project Architect
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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. Boston Architectural College graduates in the industrial building construction industry are hard pressed to find, with less than ten percent of former students taking up work in this field. Those with a degree from Boston Architectural College make an average of $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 an average around $88K annually. However, Project Architects and Architecture Project Managers also rank as top-earners (bringing in about $73K and approximately $60K, respectively). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Intern Architects; alumni in this role face average salaries of $48K.


Boston Architectural College alumni like Boston so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with more than two-fifths 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 $58K in this top-paying city. On the other end, Boston Architectural College grads flock to Cambridge, Mass., which actually offers the weakest median salary of $49K.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Architecture will compensate Boston Architectural College grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in about $73K on average per year. A Master of Architecture (MArch) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $57K.


For Boston Architectural College grads, proficiency in AutoCAD Architecture warrants a paycheck that is 30 percent more than other alumni salaries. About one-half of grads report using AutoCAD as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and Adobe Photoshop.

Benefits and Perks

Although roughly half of the survey participants are compensated for vacation days, only one in three grads are paid for sick time. Most survey participants have medical plans, and more than half of grads have dental insurance. A large number of respondents opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Boston Architectural College grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, flexible hours, a company-subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.

Related Schools

New England Conservatory of Music grads bring in salaries of around $50K, making them the most similar to Boston Architectural College alumni in terms of earnings. 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
$46,978 - $85,305
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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