Salary for Architectural and Civil Drafters

Also known as:  Architectural Drafter, Building Drafter, Civil Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Technician, Civil Drafter, Structural Drafter

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Individuals working in the field of architectural and civil drafting combine understanding of geography, civil engineering practices, building materials, and mathematics to create detailed drawings and topographical relief maps for use in civil engineering projects. Familiarity with design software and a college or graduate degree may be required in these fields. Apprenticeships may be expected, as well.

An Architectural or Civil Drafter can earn an average pay level between 32000 - 48000 depending on education and experience. Architectural and Civil Drafters will usually earn an average pay level of Forty Eight Thousand Six Hundred dollars every year.

Architectural and Civil Drafters can expect the highest salaries in California, where they can get average pay of approximating $55340. People holding this job title can get the best pay in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they can receive normal pay levels of $58430.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 19.12 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Architectural and Civil Drafters tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $58,430
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $54,610
Public Administration $53,540
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $50,890
Wholesale Trade $49,440
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $49,300
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $44,420
Manufacturing $46,240
Educational Services $46,720
Health Care and Social Assistance $48,260
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $48,510
Management of Companies and Enterprises $48,750
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