Architectural and civil drafters

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2019 Workforce
52.6k
Average Age
41.3
Estimated Job Growth
8.13%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$52,068
Average Male Salary
$53,162
Average Female Salary
$47,859

About

Architectural and civil drafters are most often employed by the Architectural, engineering & related services industry. The average yearly wage for Architectural and civil drafters was $52,068 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Architectural and civil drafters by wage are Paralegals & legal assistants, Postal service mail carriers, and Special education teachers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Architectural and civil drafters are Terre Haute City PUMA, IN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Architectural and civil drafters are Terre Haute City PUMA, IN.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Architectural and civil drafters and on wages and locations for those in the field. Architectural, engineering & related services is the industry that employs the most Architectural and civil drafters, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Architectural and civil drafters, by average wage, is Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing. Architectural and civil drafters are paid most in Terre Haute City PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in Terre Haute City PUMA, IN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$52,068
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,793

In 2019, Architectural and civil drafters earned an average of $52,068, $3,456 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Special education teachers make somewhat more than Architectural and civil drafters while Paralegals & legal assistants make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Architectural and civil drafters as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.293
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Architectural and civil drafters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.293, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Architectural and civil drafters (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Architectural and civil drafters.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Architectural and civil drafters

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Architectural and civil drafters.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Architectural and civil drafters, by number of employees, are Architectural, engineering & related services, Construction, and Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. .

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Industries by Share

52.6k
2019 Workforce
± 5,631
-0.313%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 15.2%

The number of people employed as Architectural and civil drafters has been declining at a rate of -0.313%, from 52,782 people in 2018 to 52,617 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Architectural and civil drafters employed by various industries. Architectural, engineering & related services employs the largest share of Architectural and civil drafters at  42.4%, followed by Construction with 11% and Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c.  with 2.89%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Architectural and civil drafters in the US. The average age of male Architectural and civil drafters in the workforce is 41.8 and of female Architectural and civil drafters is 39.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Architectural and civil drafters is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

41.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,017
10.9k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,558

79.4% of Architectural and civil drafters are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Architectural and civil drafters.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Architectural and civil drafters
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

74.4% of Architectural and civil drafters are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.31% of Architectural and civil drafters, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Architectural and civil drafters.

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Age by Gender

41.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.63
39.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.2

The median age of Architectural and civil drafters is 41.3, and Male employees are generally 2.24 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Architectural and civil drafters from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Architectural and civil drafters is Engineering but a relatively high number of Architectural and civil drafters hold a major in Architecture and Related Services.

Majors

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Architectural and civil drafters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.85%, but Architectural and civil drafters are expected to see a growth of 8.13% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

8.13%
ESTIMATED GROWTH
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for Architectural and civil drafters. This profession is expected to grow faster than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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