Architectural and Engineering Managers

risk level
Based on 235 votes
by 2031
or $76.88 hourly
as of 2022

Automation risk

8% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

User poll

31% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that there is a small chance this occupation will be replaced. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 8% chance of automation.

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Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Architectural and Engineering Managers' job openings is expected to rise 2.3% by 2031

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.


Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Architectural and Engineering Managers' was $159,920, or $76.88 per hour

'Architectural and Engineering Managers' were paid 245.3% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 197,180 people employed as Architectural and Engineering Managers within the United States.

This represents around 0.13% of the employed workforce across the country.

Put another way, around 1 in 750 people are employed as Architectural and Engineering Managers.

Job description

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

SOC Code: 11-9041.00


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Tiwaz says
The comments here are really wrong. Did all of you read the description?? It says, Managers. That means Management Engineers. Not Architects, which is another job description.

Apart from that, this occupation won't be replaced by AI. Management is far beyond any AI/Robot capabilities and especially such complex like systems engineering which is directed by Manager Engineers.
Aug 31, 2021 at 08:31 AM
Tainá says
I believe that architecture will still change more and become something more technological, yet it will be essential that you have hands and human mind behind the projects.
Apr 01, 2021 at 06:12 PM
The Thing (Could go either way) says
It is quite obvious that robots/AI will have the ability to carry out architectural and engineering performances, possibly much more effectively than humans since they would be built with such complex thinking systems. Therefore, the chances of replacement seem prominent. However, it should also be noted that co ordination occupies a vast proportion of such jobs. It may be discomforting or disrupting to be communicative with such technology. Hence, people may prefer humans. Conclusively, it could go either way.
Mar 21, 2021 at 12:09 PM
Georgio says
Disregard the old comments. Engineering managers are engineers who work with projects, human resources, costs, systems, supply chain etc. The won't be replaced at all by AI. These project management engineers will be always needed for the interdisciplinary skills and team leading and communication to get the job done.
Jan 20, 2021 at 11:52 AM
Jacob says
Well design is only 20% of an architects work in terms of hours on design/build project 50% is spent on site resolving issues with contractors, lawyers, accountants, gov. Offices..... Its biggest opportunity is speeding up this process, not design decisions. Also 3d rendering
Nov 16, 2020 at 03:41 AM
Ahmed Zaffir (No chance) says
Because architecture requires an artistic touch. Sure base designs can be automated but we're humans and thus we will crave for something beyond such designs and therefore I think human architects will still prosper (I myself am just an aspirant so I'm not spouting facts this is simply my opinion)
Sep 19, 2020 at 08:27 AM
E Suresh RAJ (Likely) says
By now, Engineers knows the ability of constructing high complex shape buildings using 3D Design software, this itself a start of AI in this field and near future AI will take over the Design shapes of buildings and solutions as well.
Sep 06, 2020 at 03:53 PM
Elizabeth says
I think architect needs creativity, and needs building complex relationships with people. So architect will be not disappeared.
Sep 02, 2020 at 03:38 AM
Zoe says
왜그렇게 다 비관적인거지 교체될 가능성 1.7%밖에 안나왔는데. 건축설계사는 기본적으로 창의력이 필요하니까 교체될 가능성 적을거고 사람 사이에 대화도 많이 필요하니까 아직 건축설계사 미래는 창창함
Sep 02, 2020 at 03:36 AM
Philippe R. (Small chance) says
When the AI will reach a certain level, the design of its supporting computing architecture will be revisited by the AI itself.
By analyzing the constraints of its own architecture, an AI machine could invent a different architecture and become its own designer in a certain extend.
Aug 06, 2020 at 04:35 PM
Liam (Highly likely) says
Robots can draw
Nov 12, 2019 at 11:39 PM

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