Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for architectural and civil drafters in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of architectural and civil drafters amongst Louisiana 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,410
25th Percentile Wage
$44,700
50th Percentile Wage
$55,380
75th Percentile Wage
$73,440
90th Percentile Wage
$93,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architectural and civil drafters in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $93,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,410.

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
$55,380
-1.34% 10.58%
2016
$56,120
9.69% -
2015
$50,680
-5.68% -
2014
$53,560
8.89% -
2013
$48,800
-1.48% -
2012
$49,520
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in state of Louisiana ranges from $45,710 to $60,600. The highest paying area for architectural and civil drafters in Louisiana is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $60,600. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Baton Rouge (mean annual salary $55,340). The lowest paying area is Shreveport-Bossier City with a median annual salary of $45,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$60,600
Baton Rouge
$55,340
Lake Charles
$54,400
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$52,100
Lafayette
$51,050
Alexandria
$50,320
Monroe
$50,180
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$47,030
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$46,930
Shreveport-Bossier City
$45,710




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