Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for architectural and civil drafters in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of architectural and civil drafters amongst Colorado areas 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 Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,020
25th Percentile Wage
$43,220
50th Percentile Wage
$55,450
75th Percentile Wage
$69,660
90th Percentile Wage
$81,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architectural and civil drafters in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $81,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,020.

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
$55,450
6.19% 12.91%
2016
$52,020
-1.98% -
2015
$53,050
2.28% -
2014
$51,840
-1.41% -
2013
$52,570
8.14% -
2012
$48,290
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in state of Colorado ranges from $40,260 to $58,710. The highest paying area for architectural and civil drafters in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $58,710. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Boulder (mean annual salary $55,520). The lowest paying area is Grand Junction with a median annual salary of $40,260.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$58,710
Boulder
$55,520
Greeley
$54,760
Colorado Springs
$52,770
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$50,930
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$47,110
Fort Collins-Loveland
$45,460
Grand Junction
$40,260




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