Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,420
25th Percentile Wage
$41,280
50th Percentile Wage
$50,700
75th Percentile Wage
$61,520
90th Percentile Wage
$74,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architectural and civil drafters in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $74,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,420.

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
$50,700
-2.50% 10.93%
2016
$51,970
1.33% -
2015
$51,280
4.19% -
2014
$49,130
4.60% -
2013
$46,870
3.65% -
2012
$45,160
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Architectural and Civil Drafters in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $37,840 to $56,040. The highest paying area for architectural and civil drafters in Pennsylvania is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with a median annual salary of $56,040. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Harrisburg-Carlisle (mean annual salary $55,220). The lowest paying area is Erie with a median annual salary of $37,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$56,040
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$55,220
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$54,610
Reading
$54,510
Philadelphia
$53,980
Newark-Union
$53,850
Pittsburgh
$50,400
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$49,240
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$48,100
State College
$46,830
Altoona
$46,830
Lancaster
$46,590
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$46,220
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$45,950
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$45,030
Johnstown
$44,850
York-Hanover
$44,760
Williamsport
$44,480
Lebanon
$41,290
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$40,720
Erie
$37,840




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