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 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 Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,230
25th Percentile Wage
$39,580
50th Percentile Wage
$48,740
75th Percentile Wage
$60,070
90th Percentile Wage
$72,260

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 $72,260. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,230.

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
$48,740
5.19% 7.49%
2016
$46,210
1.88% -
2015
$45,340
-2.67% -
2014
$46,550
1.14% -
2013
$46,020
2.02% -
2012
$45,090
- -

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 $38,590 to $60,660. The highest paying area for architectural and civil drafters in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $60,660. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Oshkosh-Neenah (mean annual salary $56,740). The lowest paying area is West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$60,660
Oshkosh-Neenah
$56,740
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$54,230
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$51,950
Appleton
$51,260
Madison
$50,880
Sheboygan
$49,750
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$48,680
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$48,490
Green Bay
$47,180
Duluth
$46,830
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$46,710
Fond du Lac
$46,600
Eau Claire
$45,250
Janesville
$44,740
Wausau
$43,110
La Crosse
$41,260
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$38,590




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