Drafters Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of drafters in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare drafters salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Drafters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,480
25th Percentile Wage
$41,930
50th Percentile Wage
$53,730
75th Percentile Wage
$67,870
90th Percentile Wage
$85,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drafters 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 is $85,610. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid drafters is $33,480.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,7300.74%5.62%
201553,3301.71%-
201452,4200.29%-
201352,2702.98%-
201250,710--

Compare Drafters Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of drafters 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 occupations is the electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors industry with an annual salary $58,170. The lowest paying industry is the masonry contractors industry (annual salary $35,800). For detailed drafters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$58,170
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$58,090
Building Equipment Contractors
$57,970
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$55,940
Specialty Trade Contractors
$55,900
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$53,970
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$52,970
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$52,850
Utility System Construction
$52,730
Nonresidential Building Construction
$52,150
Land Subdivision
$50,780
Construction of Buildings
$50,700
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$50,320
Residential Building Construction
$49,320
Building Finishing Contractors
$48,640
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$48,290
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$47,720
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$46,790
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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