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
$33,040
25th Percentile Wage
$39,870
50th Percentile Wage
$49,800
75th Percentile Wage
$61,800
90th Percentile Wage
$76,740

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 $76,740. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid architectural and civil drafters is $33,040.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,800
2.99% 10.12%
2016
$48,310
1.43% -
2015
$47,620
3.09% -
2014
$46,150
2.90% -
2013
$44,810
0.11% -
2012
$44,760
- -

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

The average salaries of architectural and civil drafters in 34 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 $43,860). 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
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$66,530
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$66,030
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$61,600
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$61,500
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$59,750
Foundries
$59,680
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$57,840
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$57,450
Machinery Manufacturing
$57,430
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$57,120
Machinery Manufacturing
$56,990
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$56,680
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$53,830
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$52,660
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$50,890
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$50,890
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$50,610
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$50,490
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$50,460
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$50,310
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$50,300
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$48,650
Wood Product Manufacturing
$48,360
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$47,670
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$47,630
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$47,250
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$47,110
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$46,280
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$45,670
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$44,510
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$44,050
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$43,960
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$43,860

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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