Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,180
25th Percentile Wage
$42,660
50th Percentile Wage
$50,020
75th Percentile Wage
$66,800
90th Percentile Wage
$83,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architectural and civil drafters in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $83,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,180.

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
$50,020
0.82% 7.76%
2016
$49,610
1.81% -
2015
$48,710
5.26% -
2014
$46,150
1.95% -
2013
$45,250
-1.97% -
2012
$46,140
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in state of Tennessee ranges from $39,400 to $61,030. The highest paying area for architectural and civil drafters in Tennessee is Chattanooga with a median annual salary of $61,030. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Johnson City (mean annual salary $56,020). The lowest paying area is Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,400.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chattanooga
$61,030
Johnson City
$56,020
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$49,890
Memphis
$49,820
Knoxville
$47,180
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$46,880
Jackson
$46,230
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$43,720
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$39,400




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