Drafters, Engineering Technician, and Mapping Technician Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare drafters, engineering technician, and mapping technician salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Drafters, Engineering Technicians, and Mapping Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,650
25th Percentile Wage
$41,960
50th Percentile Wage
$54,770
75th Percentile Wage
$70,360
90th Percentile Wage
$88,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians is $88,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians is $33,650.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,770
1.48% 9.11%
2016
$53,960
2.59% -
2015
$52,560
1.81% -
2014
$51,610
1.90% -
2013
$50,630
1.68% -
2012
$49,780
- -

Compare Drafters, Engineering Technician, and Mapping Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in 21 industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for drafters, engineering technician, and mapping technician occupations is the plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors industry with an annual salary $59,600. The lowest paying industry is the roofing contractors industry (annual salary $44,390). For detailed drafters, engineering technician, and mapping technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$59,600
Building Equipment Contractors
$58,490
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$57,790
Specialty Trade Contractors
$56,850
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$56,530
Nonresidential Building Construction
$56,510
Land Subdivision
$54,790
Construction of Buildings
$52,850
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$52,830
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$52,290
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$52,100
Building Finishing Contractors
$50,760
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$50,290
Utility System Construction
$50,040
Residential Building Construction
$49,530
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$49,470
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$49,020
Masonry Contractors
$48,420
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$46,790
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$45,790
Roofing Contractors
$44,390

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




Related:

Highest paying industries for drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians.