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 among Virginia 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 Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,040
25th Percentile Wage
$39,130
50th Percentile Wage
$49,280
75th Percentile Wage
$62,170
90th Percentile Wage
$75,880

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 $75,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,040.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.40
25th Percentile Wage
$18.80
50th Percentile Wage
$23.69
75th Percentile Wage
$29.89
90th Percentile Wage
$36.47

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for architectural and civil drafters in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.47. The median hourly salary is $23.69. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.40.

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
201649,2803.57%-1.03%
201547,520-1.85%-
201448,4000.45%-
201348,180-3.34%-
201249,790--

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 $38,910 to $49,680. The highest paying area for architectural and civil drafters in Virginia is Charlottesville with a median annual salary of $49,680. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Richmond (mean annual salary $49,560). The lowest paying area is Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol with a median annual salary of $38,910.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlottesville
$49,680
Richmond
$49,560
Lynchburg
$48,960
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$48,890
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$48,560
Roanoke
$45,620
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$38,910


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