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
$33,260
25th Percentile Wage
$41,700
50th Percentile Wage
$53,960
75th Percentile Wage
$68,190
90th Percentile Wage
$85,180

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 $85,180. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians is $33,260.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,9602.59%7.75%
201552,5601.81%-
201451,6101.90%-
201350,6301.68%-
201249,780--

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 20 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 $58,130. The lowest paying industry is the masonry contractors industry (annual salary $35,800). 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
$58,130
Building Equipment Contractors
$57,380
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$57,180
Specialty Trade Contractors
$55,540
Nonresidential Building Construction
$54,180
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$54,070
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$53,630
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$53,600
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$53,300
Utility System Construction
$53,270
Construction of Buildings
$51,630
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$50,780
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$50,660
Land Subdivision
$49,770
Residential Building Construction
$48,950
Building Finishing Contractors
$48,740
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$48,680
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$47,470
Roofing Contractors
$44,430
Masonry Contractors
$35,800

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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