Architectural Drafter

Architectural Drafter Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$56,000
$33,000
Min 10%
$56,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Jacobs Engineering Group
Highest Paying City
Chicago, IL
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does an architectural drafter make?
Architectural Drafters in America make an average salary of $56,631 per year or $27.23 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $33,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $95,000. Professional companies and Construction companies have the most job opportunities for Architectural Drafters. States with the highest Architectural Drafter salaries include Alaska, North Dakota, Illinois, Minnesota, and District of Columbia. The typical tenure for an Architectural Drafter is 2.9 years.
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Drafter
$45,694

Average Architectural Drafter Salary By Location

Architectural Drafters in the United States of America make on average $56,631 a year or $27.23 per hour. The city with the highest Architectural Drafter salary is Chicago, IL at $72,610 per year. Not only that, Chicago, IL also has an average entry-level salary of $38,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Architectural Drafter salaries are Alaska, North Dakota, Illinois, Minnesota, and District of Columbia. Maine, Utah, and Arkansas have the lowest Architectural Drafter salaries.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Chicago, IL
$72,610
2
Monterey, CA
$72,296
3
Seattle, WA
$67,714
4
Washington, DC
$66,236
5
Silver Spring, MD
$62,614

Average Architectural Drafter Salary By Company

There is good job security in Architectural Drafter positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Architectural Drafters are Professional companies and Construction companies. Architectural Drafters at Jacobs Engineering Group and U-Haul report the highest salaries. Companies like CMA and EOP Operating Limited Partnership also pay high salaries to their Architectural Drafters.

Average Architectural Drafter Pay By Industry

Architectural Drafter salaries can vary depending on the industry. By looking at our data, we can see that Energy companies, Media companies, and Retail companies pay their Architectural Drafters well. Energy companies pay their Architectural Drafters the highest wages, averaging $69,172 per year. Media companies and Retail companies pay well too, at $60,385 and $57,977, respectively. The types of companies that pay Architectural Drafters the least are in the Professional industry, where the average annual salary is $51,886.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Energy
$69,172
2
Media
$60,385
3
Retail
$57,977
4
Manufacturing
$55,372
5
Construction
$53,174

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Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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$41,740
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