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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 $70,530, Framingham, Massachusetts is the highest paying city for architectural and civil drafters. It is followed by Lake Charles, Louisiana (average annual salary $66,950). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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
$70,530
160
2 Lake Charles, Louisiana
$66,950
90
3 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$65,780
90
4 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$65,380
450
5 Ames, Iowa
$65,010
70
6 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$63,410
250
7 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$63,230
120
8 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$62,600
60
9 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$61,730
1,580
10 Anchorage, Alaska
$60,610
150
11 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$60,470
390
12 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$60,400
110
13 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$60,380
1,040
14 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$60,170
3,810
15 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$59,750
370
16 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$59,500
490
17 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$59,400
2,840
18 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$59,360
800
19 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$59,310
230
20 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$59,300
1,540
21 New Haven, Connecticut
$59,180
120
22 Rockford, Illinois
$59,030
90
23 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$58,890
30
24 Syracuse, New York
$58,780
190
25 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$58,630
1,090
26 Appleton, Wisconsin
$58,590
70
27 Peoria, Illinois
$58,580
90
28 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$58,220
2,140
29 Johnson City, Tennessee
$57,650
70
30 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$57,490
1,700
31 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$57,390
4,990
32 Midland, Texas
$57,170
50
33 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida
$56,980
170
34 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$56,940
190
35 Mobile, Alabama
$56,880
160
36 Santa Fe, New Mexico
$56,830
90
37 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$56,760
1,520
38 Tyler, Texas
$56,510
100
39 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$56,500
3,770
40 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$56,430
40
41 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$56,120
270
42 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$55,980
1,990
43 Nashua, New Hampshire
$55,950
80
44 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$55,900
1,230
45 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$55,830
500
46 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$55,740
1,340
47 Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$55,700
40
48 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$55,600
290
49 Boulder, Colorado
$55,550
170
50 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$55,510
6,840
51 Kingston, New York
$55,360
30
52 Albany, Georgia
$55,250
30
53 York-Hanover, Pennsylvania
$55,210
140
54 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$55,180
190
55 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$55,140
280
56 Springfield, Illinois
$55,100
40
57 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$55,030
180
58 Bellingham, Washington
$54,970
100
59 Chico, California
$54,900
60
60 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$54,830
40
61 Manchester, New Hampshire
$54,780
140
62 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$54,770
1,020
63 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$54,730
210
64 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$54,670
60
65 Ithaca, New York
$54,600
50
66 Worcester, Massachusetts
$54,450
80
67 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$54,360
4,320
68 Reading, Pennsylvania
$54,190
160
69 Tacoma, Washington
$54,180
110
70 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$54,160
60
71 Wilmington, New Jersey
$54,140
260
72 Macon, Georgia
$53,960
60
73 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$53,890
70
74 Bend, Oregon
$53,840
40
75 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$53,790
1,890
76 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas
$53,670
100
77 Redding, California
$53,450
40
78 Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$53,420
40
79 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$53,360
1,820
80 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$53,340
2,160
81 Tucson, Arizona
$53,070
180
82 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$53,000
1,900
83 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$52,930
1,050
84 Bloomington, Indiana
$52,860
30
85 Sheboygan, Wisconsin
$52,840
30
86 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$52,730
2,240
87 Topeka, Kansas
$52,710
80
88 Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$52,630
80
89 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$52,570
100
90 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$52,470
1,610
91 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$52,330
530
92 Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area, Maryland
$52,310
30
93 College Station-Bryan, Texas
$52,290
80
94 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$52,240
100
95 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$52,020
100
96 Kalamazoo-Portage, Michigan
$51,960
60
97 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$51,840
110
98 Dayton, Ohio
$51,820
210
99 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$51,760
1,530
100 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$51,720
610
See also: Highest paying industries for architectural and civil drafters.