Life As an Architectural or Civil Drafter
Job Description & Duties Prepare detailed drawings of architectural and structural features of buildings or drawings and topographical relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, and public works. Use knowledge of building materials, engineering practices, and mathematics to complete drawings.
Other Architectural or Civil Drafter Job Titles
- Structural Drafter
- Building Drafter
- Architectural Drafter
- Civil Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Technician
What Kind of Architectural or Civil Drafter Job Opportunities Are There?
There were about 99,600 jobs for Architectural or Civil Drafter in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 8.1% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 8,100 new jobs for Architectural or Civil Drafter by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 9,500 job openings in this field each year.
The states with the most job growth for Architectural or Civil Drafter are Utah, Nevada, and Florida. Watch out if you plan on working in Vermont, West Virginia, or Maine. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.
Do Architectural and Civil Drafters Make A Lot Of Money?
Architectural and Civil Drafters make between $35,020 and $80,880 a year.
Architectural and Civil Drafters who work in District of Columbia, Illinois, or California, make the highest salaries.
Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Architectural and Civil Drafters in different U.S. states.
|State||Annual Mean Salary|
|District of Columbia||$68,330|
Architectural and Civil Drafters Sector
The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.
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