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Highest Paying States for Architectural and Civil Drafters

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $66,590, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for architectural and civil drafters. It is followed by Alaska (average annual salary $61,420). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Architectural and Civil Drafters

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$66,590
$44,850 480
2 Alaska
$61,420
$41,130 160
3 Connecticut
$60,840
$42,880 810
4 Massachusetts
$60,170
$37,580 2,170
5 California
$59,860
$39,140 14,840
6 Maryland
$58,800
$42,310 1,150
7 Arizona
$58,110
$41,180 1,820
8 Illinois
$58,110
$38,110 2,050
9 Rhode Island
$56,600
$41,690 260
10 New York
$56,570
$36,400 5,410
11 Colorado
$55,450
$35,020 2,340
12 Louisiana
$55,380
$37,410 960
13 Washington
$54,720
$35,520 1,900
14 Oregon
$54,290
$36,360 1,300
15 Georgia
$54,260
$33,270 2,700
16 Hawaii
$53,670
$36,010 520
17 Minnesota
$52,950
$37,140 1,960
18 New Hampshire
$51,970
$36,200 610
19 Delaware
$51,640
$35,560 380
20 Iowa
$51,470
$34,350 730
21 Wyoming
$51,430
$38,070 200
22 New Jersey
$51,240
$33,880 2,710
23 Texas
$51,100
$33,860 10,620
24 Utah
$50,990
$32,870 1,680
25 Alabama
$50,850
$34,520 1,080
26 Pennsylvania
$50,700
$33,420 4,810
27 Ohio
$50,110
$33,780 2,660
28 Virginia
$50,070
$32,990 2,270
29 Tennessee
$50,020
$36,180 1,000
30 Maine
$49,760
$33,720 340
31 South Carolina
$49,410
$33,590 930
32 Oklahoma
$49,380
$30,600 1,010
33 Indiana
$49,320
$31,530 1,390
34 New Mexico
$49,230
$33,310 720
35 Florida
$49,190
$31,080 6,600
36 Wisconsin
$48,740
$33,230 2,020
37 North Dakota
$48,570
$35,390 330
38 North Carolina
$48,010
$32,890 2,360
39 Missouri
$47,400
$32,670 2,290
40 Michigan
$47,270
$32,590 2,210
41 Nebraska
$47,020
$30,010 800
42 Mississippi
$46,450
$30,570 460
43 Idaho
$45,900
$27,680 830
44 West Virginia
$45,340
$30,980 530
45 Kansas
$45,230
$28,790 510
46 Montana
$45,120
$27,670 490
47 Nevada
$45,110
$31,600 920
48 Vermont
$44,640
$32,240 210
49 Arkansas
$43,600
$22,150 510
50 Kentucky
$42,810
$28,720 690
51 South Dakota
$38,910
$27,680 260
52 Guam
$36,560
$26,360 90
53 Virgin Islands
$36,240
$26,490 30
54 Puerto Rico
$28,900
$18,540 350
See also: Highest paying industries for architectural and civil drafters, Top Paying Jobs in America.