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5.9% Jobs Projection
$65,100 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Architectural and Civil Drafters in District of Columbia are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Architectural and Civil Drafters in District of Columbia is growing faster than average.

  • Architectural and Civil Drafters in District of Columbia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Architectural and Civil Drafters Work in District of Columbia?

There were approximately 780 workers employed as Architectural and Civil Drafters in this state in 2018.

There were 480 Architectural and Civil Drafters employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 300 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Architectural and Civil Drafters in DC Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,140 Architectural and Civil Drafters working in it, which means District of Columbia has fewer Architectural and Civil Drafters than average.

Architectural and Civil Drafters in DC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for District of Columbia

Jobs for Architectural and Civil Drafters in this state are growing at a rate of 5.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.1%.

Job Projections for Architectural and Civil Drafters: Nation vs. DC

District of Columbia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 30 annual job openings, and 360 total jobs in 2026 for Architectural and Civil Drafters in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 9,500 annual jobs and 107,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Architectural and Civil Drafters Make in District of Columbia?

In 2018 wages for Architectural and Civil Drafters ranged from $42,930 to $97,770 with $65,100 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.64 to $47. The median hourly rate was $31.3.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $32.01 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.71.

The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Architectural and Civil Drafters Earnings: DC vs. National Average

Top District of Columbia Metros for Architectural and Civil Drafters

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Architectural and Civil Drafters.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,310 $61,780

Top States for Architectural and Civil Drafters Employment

The table below shows the states where most Architectural and Civil Drafters work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 13,480 $61,590
Texas 11,200 $53,340
Florida 6,440 $52,620
New York 5,730 $58,230
Pennsylvania 4,560 $51,810
Georgia 2,830 $55,970
Ohio 2,700 $51,400
North Carolina 2,650 $51,260
Colorado 2,630 $56,880
New Jersey 2,510 $57,790
Virginia 2,380 $51,950
Illinois 2,320 $62,530
Washington 2,290 $54,490
Missouri 2,170 $50,420
Arizona 2,110 $58,390
Massachusetts 2,090 $58,610
Wisconsin 2,070 $51,630
Minnesota 1,870 $53,910
Michigan 1,740 $49,310
Utah 1,710 $50,530

Below are the states where Architectural and Civil Drafters get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $65,100
Illinois $62,530
California $61,590
Connecticut $61,570
Maryland $61,400
Massachusetts $58,610
Arizona $58,390
New York $58,230
New Jersey $57,790
Alaska $57,680

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation DC Employment Total
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 180
Mechanical Drafters 60

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