Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary Information in Michigan

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,590
25th Percentile Wage
$40,390
50th Percentile Wage
$47,270
75th Percentile Wage
$56,350
90th Percentile Wage
$64,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architectural and civil drafters in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,590.

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
$47,270
4.38% -0.04%
2016
$45,200
-2.04% -
2015
$46,120
1.13% -
2014
$45,600
-2.21% -
2013
$46,610
-1.46% -
2012
$47,290
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in state of Michigan ranges from $36,450 to $58,930. The highest paying area for architectural and civil drafters in Michigan is Niles-Benton Harbor with a median annual salary of $58,930. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is South Bend-Mishawaka (mean annual salary $54,880). The lowest paying area is Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,450.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Niles-Benton Harbor
$58,930
South Bend-Mishawaka
$54,880
Kalamazoo-Portage
$50,630
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$50,510
Lansing-East Lansing
$48,730
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$47,370
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$46,470
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$46,460
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$46,260
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$45,500
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$45,380
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$43,220
Ann Arbor
$43,040
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$41,680
Holland-Grand Haven
$36,820
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$36,450




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