Architectural Draftsman Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$53,000
$41,000
Min 10%
$53,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Spherion
Highest Paying City
Fargo, ND
Highest Paying State
Illinois
Average Experience Level
3.4 years
How much does an architectural draftsman make?
Architectural Draftsmen in the US make on average $53,540 annually or $25.74 hourly. The top 10 percent make over $69,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $41,000 per year. Some of the states with the best Architectural Draftsman salaries are Illinois, Alaska, Maryland, California, and North Dakota. The typical employment for an Architectural Draftsman is 3.4 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Draftsman
$45,668
Drafter
$43,091

Average Architectural Draftsman Salary By Location

Across America, Architectural Draftsmen make on average $53,540 annually or $25.74 hourly. Fargo, ND reports the highest annual salary for Architectural Draftsmen at 57,001. The average entry-level salary in Fargo, ND is $41,000. Illinois, Alaska, Maryland, California, and North Dakota are the states with the highest payscale for Architectural Draftsmen. On the other hand, Hawaii, Michigan, South Carolina, Rhode Island, and Delaware report the lowest wages for Architectural Draftsmen.

Map of Architectural Draftsman Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Architectural Draftsmen earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Architectural Draftsman Salary By Company

Architectural Draftsman jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Architectural Draftsmen at Spherion and ROBERTS DYBDAHL report the highest salaries.
Company
Average Salary
$60,013
$60k

Average Architectural Draftsman Pay By Industry

Wages for Architectural Draftsmen can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Retail companies, Construction companies, and Automotive companies pay higher-than-average wages for Architectural Draftsmen. Salaries for Architectural Draftsmen in Retail companies average $58,663 annually, while Construction companies and Automotive companies pay $55,936 and $53,833, respectively. At $50,302, the average salary for Architectural Draftsmen in the Manufacturing industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Retail
Retail
$58,663
$59k
Construction
Construction
$55,936
$56k
Automotive
Automotive
$53,833
$54k
Professional
Professional
$50,982
$51k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$50,302
$50k

Architectural Draftsman Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Architectural Draftsman Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Architectural Draftsman can range from $36,296 to $56,126 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Architectural Draftsman Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Architectural CAD Draftsman
02/19/2020
$52,175
Spherion
Architectural Draftsman
02/13/2020
$50,067
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Architectural Draftsman
11/04/2019
$50,067
Spherion
Architectural Draftsman
10/02/2019
$50,067
Architectural Draftsman
09/11/2019
$35,479
Spherion
Architectural Draftsman
08/27/2019
$50,067
Spherion
Architectural Draftsman
06/14/2019
$50,067
Present Architecture, PLLC
Architectural Draftsman
04/11/2019
$50,500
McCulloch England Associates Architects Inc.
Architectural Draftsman
03/14/2019
$48,000
GKW Architects, Inc.
Architectural Draftsman
03/08/2018
$45,760
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