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Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Architectural and Civil Drafters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,120
25th Percentile Wage
$42,250
50th Percentile Wage
$52,890
75th Percentile Wage
$64,800
90th Percentile Wage
$79,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architectural and civil drafters in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $79,490. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid architectural and civil drafters is $34,120.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,890
2.61% 9.38%
2016
$51,510
2.10% -
2015
$50,430
0.91% -
2014
$49,970
2.30% -
2013
$48,820
1.82% -
2012
$47,930
- -

Compare Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of architectural and civil drafters in ten industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 scientific research and development services industry with an annual salary $71,210. The lowest paying industry is the testing laboratories industry (annual salary $41,660). For detailed architectural and civil drafters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Scientific Research and Development Services
$71,210
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$71,210
Engineering Services
$54,080
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$52,930
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,890
Specialized Design Services
$52,000
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$50,630
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$50,510
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$48,600
Testing Laboratories
$41,660

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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