Average Base Pay
24.1% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Architectural and Civil Drafters role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $18,630. A Architectural and Civil Drafters candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $32,790. A person in a mid-career Architectural and Civil Drafters role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $50,120 a year. Architectural and Civil Drafters with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $64,040. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Architectural and Civil Drafters role’s annual salary averages $76,050 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Architectural and Civil Drafters position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $50,120 higher than the national average for Architectural and Civil Drafters positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Architectural and Civil Drafters roles that can advance both internally and with another company.