Salary for Civil Drafters

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This occupation has now been updated to 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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The drawings, topographic maps, and relief maps used by civil engineers in construction and development projects are created by civil drafters. These professionals combine a knowledge of materials and project requirements to create complex technical illustrations. They may employ technology such as computer-aided design software, and often supervise other technologists, technicians and drafters. Some college education is expected for this position, and apprenticeships are available.

A Civil Drafter can receive salaries ranging between $36,590 to $83,740 depending on tenure and industry expertise. get an average salary of fifty-nine thousand one hundred and twenty dollars each year.

can expect the most salary in District of Columbia, which has average pay levels of close to about $73,280. Employees in this career have the most lucrative average salary level in Utilities, where they get average wages of $72,890.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 45.10 percent nationwide in that time.

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Civil Drafters tend to make the most in the following industries:

Utilities
$72,890
Information
$68,340
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$68,090
Health Care and Social Assistance
$65,890
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$64,950
Transportation and Warehousing
$63,510

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Manufacturing
$54,150
Educational Services
$54,640
Retail Trade
$56,770
Wholesale Trade
$57,480
Public Administration
$59,240
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,320