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 among Colorado metropolitan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,390
25th Percentile Wage
$40,910
50th Percentile Wage
$52,020
75th Percentile Wage
$66,060
90th Percentile Wage
$78,950

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 $78,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,390.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.05
25th Percentile Wage
$19.67
50th Percentile Wage
$25.01
75th Percentile Wage
$31.76
90th Percentile Wage
$37.96

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for architectural and civil drafters in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $37.96. The median hourly salary is $25.01. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.05.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of architectural and civil drafters from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,020-1.98%7.17%
201553,0502.28%-
201451,840-1.41%-
201352,5708.14%-
201248,290--

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 $49,160 to $55,550. The highest paying area for architectural and civil drafters in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $55,550. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $52,570). The lowest paying area is Colorado Springs with a median annual salary of $49,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$55,550
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$52,570
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$52,470
Fort Collins-Loveland
$50,940
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$50,930
Colorado Springs
$49,160


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