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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 $60,970, Alaska is the highest paying state for architectural and civil drafters. It is followed by Connecticut (average annual salary $59,390). 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 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 Alaska
$60,970
$42,310 200
2 Connecticut
$59,390
$42,850 850
3 California
$58,300
$37,100 14,570
4 Maryland
$58,120
$41,600 1,110
5 Massachusetts
$57,740
$35,000 2,360
6 Louisiana
$56,120
$34,870 1,150
7 Arizona
$56,060
$37,610 1,810
8 Rhode Island
$55,900
$40,120 260
9 New York
$55,710
$34,090 6,210
10 Washington
$53,910
$34,910 1,990
11 District of Columbia
$53,290
$37,680 320
12 Colorado
$52,020
$33,390 2,400
13 Hawaii
$52,000
$34,040 560
14 Pennsylvania
$51,970
$34,120 4,910
15 New Hampshire
$51,900
$34,430 530
16 Georgia
$51,730
$32,950 2,800
17 Delaware
$51,610
$36,290 320
18 Minnesota
$51,570
$35,600 2,260
19 New Jersey
$51,410
$34,510 2,520
20 Illinois
$51,350
$33,800 2,630
21 Texas
$50,170
$33,990 11,700
22 Oregon
$49,780
$33,760 1,160
23 Tennessee
$49,610
$35,340 1,090
24 Virginia
$49,280
$32,040 2,060
25 Alabama
$49,140
$33,770 1,100
26 Utah
$49,050
$32,560 1,710
27 Wyoming
$49,050
$36,190 220
28 Oklahoma
$48,760
$33,970 1,110
29 Florida
$48,700
$30,320 6,160
30 Nevada
$48,580
$28,380 730
31 North Carolina
$48,560
$32,800 2,110
32 Indiana
$48,420
$31,030 1,280
33 New Mexico
$48,380
$33,620 580
34 Maine
$48,280
$28,800 480
35 North Dakota
$48,050
$34,420 320
36 South Carolina
$47,790
$33,470 890
37 Ohio
$47,740
$33,000 2,770
38 Iowa
$47,440
$33,040 840
39 Mississippi
$47,210
$28,390 540
40 Missouri
$46,240
$32,320 2,190
41 Wisconsin
$46,210
$32,650 1,730
42 Vermont
$46,080
$31,980 190
43 Nebraska
$45,890
$29,320 570
44 Idaho
$45,550
$31,270 660
45 Montana
$45,440
$28,610 600
46 Kansas
$45,290
$29,230 570
47 Michigan
$45,200
$33,030 1,860
48 Arkansas
$44,790
$30,180 490
49 West Virginia
$44,470
$27,390 470
50 Kentucky
$41,030
$28,960 610
51 South Dakota
$37,870
$27,250 230
52 Guam
$34,180
$26,280 90
53 Puerto Rico
$26,870
$17,210 270
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