Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for architectural and civil drafters in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of architectural and civil drafters among Alabama cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Architectural and Civil Drafters in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,520
25th Percentile Wage
$41,230
50th Percentile Wage
$50,850
75th Percentile Wage
$61,660
90th Percentile Wage
$76,830

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architectural and civil drafters in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,520.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of architectural and civil drafters from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$50,850
3.36% 13.63%
2016
$49,140
0.14% -
2015
$49,070
-0.43% -
2014
$49,280
8.00% -
2013
$45,340
3.13% -
2012
$43,920
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Architectural and Civil Drafters in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in state of Alabama ranges from $36,860 to $55,160. The highest paying area for architectural and civil drafters in Alabama is Mobile with a median annual salary of $55,160. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Birmingham-Hoover (mean annual salary $54,920). The lowest paying area is Tuscaloosa with a median annual salary of $36,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Mobile
$55,160
Birmingham-Hoover
$54,920
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$53,420
Decatur
$51,480
Montgomery
$51,370
Huntsville
$48,970
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$47,500
Dothan
$46,290
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$43,200
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$43,170
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$39,640
Tuscaloosa
$36,860




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