Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary Information in North Carolina

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,800
25th Percentile Wage
$39,760
50th Percentile Wage
$48,560
75th Percentile Wage
$59,450
90th Percentile Wage
$71,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architectural and civil drafters in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $71,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,800.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.77
25th Percentile Wage
$19.12
50th Percentile Wage
$23.35
75th Percentile Wage
$28.58
90th Percentile Wage
$34.13

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for architectural and civil drafters in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $34.13. The median hourly salary is $23.35. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.77.

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
201648,560-5.46%4.61%
201551,2100.70%-
201450,8504.70%-
201348,4604.42%-
201246,320--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in state of North Carolina ranges from $37,160 to $51,270. The highest paying area for architectural and civil drafters in North Carolina is Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,270. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Raleigh-Cary (mean annual salary $50,920). The lowest paying area is Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $37,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$51,270
Raleigh-Cary
$50,920
Durham-Chapel Hill
$49,310
Wilmington
$47,900
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$47,150
Greensboro-High Point
$45,810
Winston-Salem
$45,610
Rocky Mount
$45,240
Fayetteville
$44,220
Asheville
$38,230
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$37,980
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$37,160



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