Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,860
25th Percentile Wage
$41,390
50th Percentile Wage
$51,100
75th Percentile Wage
$64,100
90th Percentile Wage
$80,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architectural and civil drafters in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,480. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,860.

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
$51,100
1.82% 10.08%
2016
$50,170
-1.95% -
2015
$51,150
5.47% -
2014
$48,350
0.21% -
2013
$48,250
4.77% -
2012
$45,950
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in state of Texas ranges from $32,280 to $65,930. The highest paying area for architectural and civil drafters in Texas is Beaumont-Port Arthur with a median annual salary of $65,930. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $64,480). The lowest paying area is Brownsville-Harlingen with a median annual salary of $32,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$65,930
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$64,480
Midland
$58,400
Odessa
$57,230
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$56,650
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$54,250
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$54,030
Tyler
$52,960
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$52,660
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$51,970
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$49,870
Longview
$49,660
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$49,140
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$49,080
Lubbock
$49,050
Fort Worth-Arlington
$48,070
College Station-Bryan
$47,320
Abilene
$46,960
Laredo
$46,770
Wichita Falls
$46,640
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$46,570
Victoria
$46,060
Waco
$43,710
Sherman-Denison
$42,670
Amarillo
$42,650
Corpus Christi
$40,820
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$39,410
El Paso
$39,100
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$38,040
Brownsville-Harlingen
$32,280




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