Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary Information in Minnesota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,140
25th Percentile Wage
$44,250
50th Percentile Wage
$52,950
75th Percentile Wage
$60,710
90th Percentile Wage
$69,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architectural and civil drafters in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $69,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,140.

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
$52,950
2.61% 10.37%
2016
$51,570
-0.91% -
2015
$52,040
6.34% -
2014
$48,740
-0.59% -
2013
$49,030
3.20% -
2012
$47,460
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in state of Minnesota ranges from $45,730 to $52,080. The highest paying area for architectural and civil drafters in Minnesota is Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $52,080. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Mankato-North Mankato (mean annual salary $51,590). The lowest paying area is Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $45,730.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$52,080
Mankato-North Mankato
$51,590
Rochester
$49,720
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$48,450
St Cloud
$46,660
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$45,730




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