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 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 Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,990
25th Percentile Wage
$40,870
50th Percentile Wage
$50,170
75th Percentile Wage
$65,090
90th Percentile Wage
$91,470

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 $91,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,990.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.34
25th Percentile Wage
$19.64
50th Percentile Wage
$24.12
75th Percentile Wage
$31.29
90th Percentile Wage
$43.98

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for architectural and civil drafters in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $43.98. The median hourly salary is $24.12. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.34.

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
201650,170-1.95%8.41%
201551,1505.47%-
201448,3500.21%-
201348,2504.77%-
201245,950--

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 $30,220 to $65,380. The highest paying area for architectural and civil drafters in Texas is Beaumont-Port Arthur with a median annual salary of $65,380. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Midland (mean annual salary $57,170). The lowest paying area is Brownsville-Harlingen with a median annual salary of $30,220.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$65,380
Midland
$57,170
Tyler
$56,510
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$54,360
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$53,670
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$52,730
College Station-Bryan
$52,290
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$50,160
Corpus Christi
$49,650
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$49,360
Wichita Falls
$47,510
Longview
$47,170
Fort Worth-Arlington
$46,890
Waco
$46,720
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$46,320
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$46,050
Abilene
$44,160
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$43,870
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$43,780
Laredo
$43,700
Amarillo
$39,590
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$39,590
Lubbock
$39,190
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$38,810
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$37,940
El Paso
$37,700
Brownsville-Harlingen
$30,220



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