Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary Information in Massachusetts

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,580
25th Percentile Wage
$49,540
50th Percentile Wage
$60,170
75th Percentile Wage
$73,940
90th Percentile Wage
$88,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architectural and civil drafters in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $88,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,580.

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
$60,170
4.04% 12.93%
2016
$57,740
2.01% -
2015
$56,580
5.00% -
2014
$53,750
0.45% -
2013
$53,510
2.09% -
2012
$52,390
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in state of Massachusetts ranges from $39,210 to $73,020. The highest paying area for architectural and civil drafters in Massachusetts is Framingham with a median annual salary of $73,020. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $71,580). The lowest paying area is Peabody with a median annual salary of $39,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Framingham
$73,020
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$71,580
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$60,550
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$60,180
Worcester
$55,200
Barnstable Town
$54,670
Springfield
$54,600
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$47,520
Pittsfield
$42,540
Peabody
$39,210




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