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 among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,040
25th Percentile Wage
$38,960
50th Percentile Wage
$47,440
75th Percentile Wage
$58,370
90th Percentile Wage
$70,160

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 $70,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,040.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.88
25th Percentile Wage
$18.73
50th Percentile Wage
$22.81
75th Percentile Wage
$28.06
90th Percentile Wage
$33.72

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for architectural and civil drafters in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $33.72. The median hourly salary is $22.81. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.88.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of architectural and civil drafters from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201647,440-6.75%4.72%
201550,6404.01%-
201448,6101.03%-
201348,1106.05%-
201245,200--

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 $36,490 to $65,010. The highest paying area for architectural and civil drafters in Iowa is Ames with a median annual salary of $65,010. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (mean annual salary $62,600). The lowest paying area is Waterloo-Cedar Falls with a median annual salary of $36,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ames
$65,010
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$62,600
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$50,890
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$48,520
Cedar Rapids
$48,250
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$47,100
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$46,550
Iowa City
$45,580
Dubuque
$42,620
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$36,490



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