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Highest Paying Cities for Architectural and Civil Drafters

The top 100 highest paying cities for architectural and civil drafters (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of architectural and civil drafters in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $73,020, Framingham, Massachusetts is the highest paying city for architectural and civil drafters. It is followed by Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts (average annual salary $71,580). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of architectural and civil drafters in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Architectural and Civil Drafters

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Framingham, Massachusetts
$73,020
100
2 Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$71,580
30
3 Northern Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$70,330
60
4 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$70,100
120
5 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$70,080
120
6 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$68,290
1,630
7 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$66,710
310
8 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$66,630
30
9 Fayetteville, North Carolina
$66,190
40
10 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$65,960
60
11 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$65,930
300
12 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington
$65,540
30
13 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa
$65,250
50
14 Ames, Iowa
$65,010
70
15 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$64,480
50
16 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$64,100
960
17 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$63,370
2,870
18 Anchorage, Alaska
$62,940
120
19 Tacoma, Washington
$62,740
150
20 Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$62,380
40
21 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$61,030
110
22 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$60,660
50
23 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$60,600
320
24 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$60,550
1,480
25 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$60,420
650
26 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$60,260
3,970
27 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$60,180
1,960
28 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$60,140
1,520
29 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$60,080
130
30 New Haven, Connecticut
$60,070
150
31 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$59,980
30
32 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$59,770
830
33 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$59,690
5,780
34 Bellingham, Washington
$59,690
70
35 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$59,630
1,040
36 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$59,370
1,410
37 Peoria, Illinois
$59,290
70
38 Tucson, Arizona
$58,950
160
39 Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan
$58,930
40
40 Syracuse, New York
$58,910
240
41 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$58,890
30
42 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$58,810
110
43 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$58,710
1,490
44 Ithaca, New York
$58,680
60
45 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$58,590
1,700
46 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$58,560
1,810
47 Midland, Texas
$58,400
70
48 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$58,380
1,560
49 Danbury, Connecticut
$58,370
50
50 Rockford, Illinois
$58,240
90
51 West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$58,160
30
52 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$58,160
250
53 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$57,630
1,640
54 Santa Fe, New Mexico
$57,590
100
55 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$57,470
1,920
56 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$57,390
4,990
57 Odessa, Texas
$57,230
50
58 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$57,160
4,320
59 Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$57,120
30
60 Evansville, Kentucky
$56,770
100
61 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$56,760
30
62 Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin
$56,740
50
63 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$56,720
2,100
64 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$56,660
1,250
65 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas
$56,650
110
66 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$56,530
280
67 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$56,500
3,770
68 Albany, USA
$56,490
30
69 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$56,430
40
70 Warner Robins, Georgia
$56,420
60
71 Grand Forks, North Dakota
$56,390
30
72 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$56,370
300
73 Manchester, New Hampshire
$56,240
150
74 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$56,230
1,060
75 Idaho Falls, Idaho
$56,160
150
76 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$56,040
6,180
77 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$56,040
260
78 Johnson City, Tennessee
$56,020
70
79 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$55,840
60
80 Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$55,700
40
81 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$55,680
1,030
82 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$55,660
1,100
83 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$55,640
60
84 Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$55,580
60
85 Napa, California
$55,540
60
86 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida
$55,520
120
87 Boulder, Colorado
$55,520
120
88 St Joseph, Missouri
$55,460
40
89 Kingston, New York
$55,360
30
90 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$55,340
290
91 Albany, Georgia
$55,250
30
92 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$55,220
280
93 Worcester, Massachusetts
$55,200
60
94 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$55,180
190
95 Mobile, Alabama
$55,160
160
96 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$55,150
1,010
97 Springfield, Illinois
$55,100
40
98 Salem, Oregon
$54,960
70
99 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$54,920
350
100 Gainesville, Georgia
$54,910
30
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