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Architectural and Civil Drafters in New Jersey

Considering a career as an Architectural or Civil Drafter in New Jersey?

12.4% Jobs Projection
$57,790 Median Salary
280 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Architectural and Civil Drafters in New Jersey is growing faster than average.

  • Architectural and Civil Drafters in New Jersey earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Architectural and Civil Drafters Work in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, there were 2,510 people working as Architectural and Civil Drafters in the year 2018.

There were 2,710 Architectural and Civil Drafters employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 200 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Architectural and Civil Drafters in NJ Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,140 Architectural and Civil Drafters working in it, which means New Jersey has more Architectural and Civil Drafters than average.

Architectural and Civil Drafters in NJ vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Architectural and Civil Drafters in this state are growing at a rate of 12.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.1%.

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

New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 280 annual Architectural and Civil Drafters job openings in New Jersey, and 3,090 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Architectural and Civil Drafters Make in New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Architectural and Civil Drafters ranged from $35,690 to $81,540 with $57,790 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.16 to $39.2. The median hourly rate was $27.79.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $24.63 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $3.16.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Architectural and Civil Drafters Earnings: NJ vs. National Average

Top New Jersey 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 6,250 $59,640
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,700 $55,090
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 270 $56,640
Trenton, NJ 220 $54,410

Top States for Architectural and Civil Drafters Employment

View the list below to see 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

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Occupation NJ Employment Total
Mechanical Drafters 1,040
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 570

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