Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for architectural and civil drafters in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of architectural and civil drafters amongst Iowa areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Architectural and Civil Drafters in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,350
25th Percentile Wage
$41,790
50th Percentile Wage
$51,470
75th Percentile Wage
$63,650
90th Percentile Wage
$78,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architectural and civil drafters in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $78,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,350.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of architectural and civil drafters from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,470
7.83% 12.18%
2016
$47,440
-6.75% -
2015
$50,640
4.01% -
2014
$48,610
1.03% -
2013
$48,110
6.05% -
2012
$45,200
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Architectural and Civil Drafters in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in state of Iowa ranges from $42,620 to $65,960. The highest paying area for architectural and civil drafters in Iowa is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $65,960. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Waterloo-Cedar Falls (mean annual salary $65,250). The lowest paying area is Dubuque with a median annual salary of $42,620.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$65,960
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$65,250
Ames
$65,010
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$53,620
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$51,670
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$50,620
Cedar Rapids
$50,440
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$49,860
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$47,650
Iowa City
$46,600
Dubuque
$42,620




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