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Occupation Title: Civil Drafters

Description: Prepare drawings and topographical and relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, pipelines, flood control projects, and water and sewerage control systems.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 17-3011.02

Sample Job Titles: Computer-Aided Design Technician (CAD Technician), Civil Drafter, Computer-Aided Design Designer (CAD Designer), Computer-Aided Design Operator (CAD Operator), Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Drafter (CADD Drafter), Drafting Technician, Draftsman, Draftsperson, Civil CAD Designer (Civil Computer Aided Design Designer), Civil CAD Tech (Civil Computer-Aided Design Technician)

 Salary Chart Civil Drafters

Estimated Total Employment*
2009: 105,320
2010: 89,670
2011: 85,740
2012: 83,410
2013: 88,860

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 12,400
Projected Growth (2012-2022): -2-2%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

Suggested citation: Association of American Geographers, Jobs & Careers Website, Salary Data and Trends, http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/salary_data_and_trends_overview (accessed mm//dd/yyyy).