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Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

Average Annual Salary of Architectural and Civil Drafters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,120
25th Percentile Wage
$45,370
50th Percentile Wage
$57,150
75th Percentile Wage
$68,770
90th Percentile Wage
$85,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architectural and civil drafters in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $85,840. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid architectural and civil drafters is $37,120.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201657,1500.23%9.76%
201557,0203.14%-
201455,2303.22%-
201353,4503.52%-
201251,570--

Compare Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of architectural and civil drafters in seven industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $67,320. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $51,230). For detailed architectural and civil drafters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$67,320
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$58,750
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$58,320
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$57,150
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$56,040
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$53,140
State government, including schools and hospitals
$51,230

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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