Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,990
25th Percentile Wage
$40,150
50th Percentile Wage
$50,070
75th Percentile Wage
$63,280
90th Percentile Wage
$78,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architectural and civil drafters in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $78,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,990.

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
$50,070
1.58% 0.56%
2016
$49,280
3.57% -
2015
$47,520
-1.85% -
2014
$48,400
0.45% -
2013
$48,180
-3.34% -
2012
$49,790
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in state of Virginia ranges from $38,870 to $55,580. The highest paying area for architectural and civil drafters in Virginia is Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,580. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Charlottesville (mean annual salary $54,440). The lowest paying area is Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,870.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$55,580
Charlottesville
$54,440
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$53,660
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$50,780
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$48,890
Richmond
$47,120
Roanoke
$45,620
Harrisonburg
$42,800
Lynchburg
$41,210
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$38,910
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$38,870




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