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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Drywall and Insulation Contractors|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Land Subdivision|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction|| |
|Other Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Masonry Contractors|| |
|Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors|| |
|Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|| |
|Roofing Contractors|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .