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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
$33,530
25th Percentile Wage
$41,340
50th Percentile Wage
$51,510
75th Percentile Wage
$63,080
90th Percentile Wage
$77,930

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 $77,930. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid architectural and civil drafters is $33,530.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,5102.10%6.95%
201550,4300.91%-
201449,9702.30%-
201348,8201.82%-
201247,930--

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 nine 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 research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $78,980. The lowest paying industry is the management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry (annual salary $48,300). For detailed architectural and civil drafters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$78,980
Scientific Research and Development Services
$78,270
Testing Laboratories
$55,090
Engineering Services
$52,880
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$51,600
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$51,510
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$48,900
Specialized Design Services
$48,770
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$48,300

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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