Architectural and Civil Drafters Salary Information in Wisconsin

The average annual and hourly salaries for architectural and civil drafters in the state of Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of architectural and civil drafters among Wisconsin 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,650
25th Percentile Wage
$37,950
50th Percentile Wage
$46,210
75th Percentile Wage
$55,870
90th Percentile Wage
$63,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architectural and civil drafters in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,650.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.70
25th Percentile Wage
$18.23
50th Percentile Wage
$22.22
75th Percentile Wage
$26.86
90th Percentile Wage
$30.47

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for architectural and civil drafters in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.47. The median hourly salary is $22.22. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.70.

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
201646,2101.88%2.42%
201545,340-2.67%-
201446,5501.14%-
201346,0202.02%-
201245,090--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of architectural and civil drafters in state of Wisconsin ranges from $40,830 to $58,590. The highest paying area for architectural and civil drafters in Wisconsin is Appleton with a median annual salary of $58,590. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Lake County-Kenosha County (mean annual salary $53,890). The lowest paying area is Wausau with a median annual salary of $40,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Appleton
$58,590
Lake County-Kenosha County
$53,890
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$53,360
Sheboygan
$52,840
Oshkosh-Neenah
$49,230
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$47,370
Green Bay
$46,800
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$46,710
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$46,530
Madison
$44,360
Eau Claire
$44,050
Duluth
$42,900
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$42,260
La Crosse
$41,420
Wausau
$40,830



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