Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary in Sector of Construction

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.

Average Annual Salary of Architectural and Civil Drafters

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$53,440
2.04% 9.23%
2016
$52,350
1.18% -
2015
$51,730
1.57% -
2014
$50,920
0.53% -
2013
$50,650
4.23% -
2012
$48,510
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Compare Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

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
$61,810
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$59,300
Building Equipment Contractors
$58,140
Land Subdivision
$57,280
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$56,080
Nonresidential Building Construction
$55,380
Specialty Trade Contractors
$55,350
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$54,600
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$54,230
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$54,130
Building Finishing Contractors
$53,980
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$53,580
Construction of Buildings
$52,440
Residential Building Construction
$50,560
Utility System Construction
$50,040
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$48,830
Masonry Contractors
$48,590
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$47,940
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$47,030
Roofing Contractors
$45,280
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$44,690

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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