Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for architectural and civil drafters in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of architectural and civil drafters among Washington 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Architectural and Civil Drafters in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,520
25th Percentile Wage
$42,560
50th Percentile Wage
$54,720
75th Percentile Wage
$71,060
90th Percentile Wage
$89,750

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architectural and civil drafters in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $89,750. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,520.

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
$54,720
1.48% -1.55%
2016
$53,910
-0.93% -
2015
$54,410
-0.51% -
2014
$54,690
2.34% -
2013
$53,410
-4.04% -
2012
$55,570
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in state of Washington ranges from $40,730 to $65,540. The highest paying area for architectural and civil drafters in Washington is Wenatchee-East Wenatchee with a median annual salary of $65,540. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Tacoma (mean annual salary $62,740). The lowest paying area is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $40,730.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$65,540
Tacoma
$62,740
Bellingham
$59,690
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$56,660
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$55,680
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$55,660
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$54,780
Olympia
$48,070
Spokane
$46,800
Bremerton-Silverdale
$46,780
Yakima
$41,670
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$40,730




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