Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters
Prepare detailed drawings of architectural and structural features of buildings or drawings and topographical relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, and public works. Utilize knowledge of building materials, engineering practices, and mathematics to complete drawings.
Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Tasks: Design and prepare plans for using computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) software. Produce effective product designs by using their understanding of engineering and manufacturing techniques. Add structural details to architectural plans from their knowledge of building techniques. Prepare multiple versions of designs for review by engineers and architects. Specify dimensions, materials, and procedures for new building projects or products. Work under the supervision of engineers or architects.
License: License not required.
Outlook: poor
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $18.55   Entry $38,588.00
Mean $26.03   Mean $54,158.00
Experience $29.78 Experience $61,943.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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