Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary Information in Montana

The average annual and hourly salaries for architectural and civil drafters in the state of Montana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of architectural and civil drafters amongst Montana 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,610
25th Percentile Wage
$35,950
50th Percentile Wage
$45,440
75th Percentile Wage
$56,380
90th Percentile Wage
$64,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architectural and civil drafters in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,610.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.76
25th Percentile Wage
$17.28
50th Percentile Wage
$21.85
75th Percentile Wage
$27.11
90th Percentile Wage
$30.78

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for architectural and civil drafters in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.78. The median hourly salary is $21.85. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.76.

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
201645,440-1.56%4.29%
201546,1500.46%-
201445,9403.72%-
201344,2301.67%-
201243,490--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in state of Montana ranges from $38,850 to $49,520. The highest paying area for architectural and civil drafters in Montana is Billings with a median annual salary of $49,520. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Great Falls (mean annual salary $45,800). The lowest paying area is Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Billings
$49,520
Great Falls
$45,800
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$44,840
Missoula
$44,430
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$40,600
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$38,850


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