Architectural Engineering also known as "Building Engineering" involves engineering principles of building design and construction. Architectural Engineering overlaps with Structural, Mechanical, Civil and Electrical Engineering. This type of engineering can literally cover every facet of building design and construction.
Degrees in Architectural Engineering usually include courses not only covering architectural principles but heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC), structural systems, plumbing, electrical systems and fire protection.
The Bureau of Labor statistics contains data for Architectural and Civil drafters and include mean annual salaries for Architectural Engineers starting around $47,000 and they go up to upwards of $55,000.
States paying high salaries for Architectural Engineers and states with the highest concentration of Architectural Engineers include: California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Florida and Utah.