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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$33,950|
|25th Percentile Wage||$42,540|
|50th Percentile Wage||$54,770|
|75th Percentile Wage||$69,540|
|90th Percentile Wage||$88,020|
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 $88,020. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid drafters is $33,950.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of drafters in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of drafters 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 occupations is the plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors industry with an annual salary $59,560. The lowest paying industry is the power and communication line and related structures construction industry (annual salary $42,930). For detailed drafters 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|| |
|Land Subdivision|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Other Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Drywall and Insulation Contractors|| |
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Masonry Contractors|| |
|Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Roofing Contractors|| |
|Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .