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Architectural and Civil Drafter Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

  Pay Period Low Median High
  Hourly $12.99 $20.17 $30.44
  Annual $27,000 $42,000 $63,300
  • “High” indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.
  • “Median” indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
  • “Low” indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
  • “N/A” indicates the data is not available.

Notes: The yearly wage data presented above represents U.S. workers who are employed full-time with year-round schedules.

Occupation Description

Architectural and Civil Drafters prepare detailed drawings of buildings or topographical relief maps. They utilize knowledge of building materials, engineering practices, and mathematics to complete drawings. They must also have knowledge of local government code or regulation concerning those items that they draft.