• Architectural and Civil Drafters
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 55,830
    $37,050 range bar $79,570
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Architectural drafters prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures based on architects specifications. Civil drafters make drawings and topographical and relief maps used in civil engineering projects like highways, bridges, and pipelines.

What do they typically do

  • Determine the order of work and method of presentation, such as orthographic or isometric drawing
  • Operate computer-aided drafting (CAD) equipment or use conventional drafting techniques to produce designs and working drawings
  • Depending on work setting, draft plans and detailed drawings of structures like buildings or flood control projects
  • Prepare multiple versions of designs for review by engineers and architects
  • Work under the supervision of engineers or architects
  • Add details to architect and engineer plans based on knowledge of structural techniques
  • Supervise, coordinate, and train other technologists, technicians, and drafters
  • Help design products using engineering techniques

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.4%
Job Opening 301

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Architectural Designer, Architectural Drafter, Civil Drafter, Computer-Aided Design Designer (CAD Designer), Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Drafter (CADD Drafter), Computer-Aided Drafting Designer (CAD Designer), Drafting Technician, Draftsman, Draftsperson
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