Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Architectural and Civil Drafters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,710
25th Percentile Wage
$39,470
50th Percentile Wage
$48,310
75th Percentile Wage
$60,300
90th Percentile Wage
$75,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architectural and civil drafters in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 $75,620. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid architectural and civil drafters is $32,710.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,3101.43%7.35%
201547,6203.09%-
201446,1502.90%-
201344,8100.11%-
201244,760--

Compare Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of architectural and civil drafters in 24 industries in the manufacturing 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 aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry with an annual salary $68,740. The lowest paying industry is the plastics product manufacturing industry (annual salary $42,730). For detailed architectural and civil drafters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$68,740
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$58,760
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$57,120
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$56,680
Machinery Manufacturing
$54,930
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$50,650
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$50,460
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$50,300
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$49,170
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$48,650
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$48,290
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$47,670
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$47,300
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$47,110
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$46,780
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$46,650
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$46,540
Wood Product Manufacturing
$46,460
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$46,060
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$45,670
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$44,050
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$43,960
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$43,240
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$42,730

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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