The salary statistics of architectural and civil drafters in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare architectural and civil drafters salaries in different industries within the construction sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$33,760|
|25th Percentile Wage||$41,900|
|50th Percentile Wage||$53,440|
|75th Percentile Wage||$65,670|
|90th Percentile Wage||$82,660|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architectural and civil 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) architectural and civil drafters is $82,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid architectural and civil drafters is $33,760.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of architectural and civil drafters in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of architectural and civil 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 architectural and civil drafters occupations is the drywall and insulation contractors industry with an annual salary $61,810. The lowest paying industry is the poured concrete foundation and structure contractors industry (annual salary $44,690). For detailed architectural and civil drafters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Drywall and Insulation Contractors|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Land Subdivision|| |
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Other Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Masonry Contractors|| |
|Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Roofing Contractors|| |
|Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .