Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for architectural and civil drafters in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of architectural and civil drafters among Illinois metropolitan 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 Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,800
25th Percentile Wage
$41,100
50th Percentile Wage
$51,350
75th Percentile Wage
$67,230
90th Percentile Wage
$88,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architectural and civil drafters in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $88,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,800.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.25
25th Percentile Wage
$19.76
50th Percentile Wage
$24.69
75th Percentile Wage
$32.32
90th Percentile Wage
$42.32

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for architectural and civil drafters in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $42.32. The median hourly salary is $24.69. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.25.

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
201651,3507.85%11.88%
201547,3206.95%-
201444,0301.79%-
201343,240-4.65%-
201245,250--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in state of Illinois ranges from $39,700 to $59,030. The highest paying area for architectural and civil drafters in Illinois is Rockford with a median annual salary of $59,030. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Peoria (mean annual salary $58,580). The lowest paying area is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,700.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rockford
$59,030
Peoria
$58,580
Springfield
$55,100
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$51,010
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$50,970
Decatur
$49,850
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$40,970
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$39,700



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