Architectural and Civil Drafters

4.6/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $29.01 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 32% (Start worrying)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Architectural and Civil Drafters' job openings is expected to decline by -1.2% by 2031
'Architectural and Civil Drafters' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Architectural and Civil Drafters' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Architectural and Civil Drafters' was $60,340, or $29.01 hourly
'Architectural and Civil Drafters' are paid 31.9% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as architectural and civil drafters?

As of 2021 there were 101,310 people employed as Architectural and Civil Drafters within the United States.
This represents around 0.07% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Architectural and Civil Drafters.

Job description

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. Use knowledge of building materials, engineering practices, and mathematics to complete drawings.

SOC Code: 17-3011.00


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David (Small chance) says
Architecture is a career based largely on design and expression, generating environments that try to convey sensations to the people who inhabit those places, robots would not have real feelings to be able to understand and generate that.
Nov 14, 2020 at 08:06 PM
Yannick Castella (Small chance) says
To make a good Civil Draftsman you need a certain ingenuity and imagination to get new and optimised solutions.

Therefore a Robot would need a human-like mind to do this job which is why I think it is very unlikely that a robot will take my job.
Feb 10, 2020 at 04:18 PM
a (Highly likely) says
Automation of drafting is higly likely. Can be made today. People controling the final building model and drawings will still be needed though.
Sep 11, 2019 at 09:16 AM
Nima Fatemi (Highly likely) says
As a researcher in the mentioned area, I strongly believe architectural drafting will be a distant memory as machines are much better than us in correcting and devising plans.
May 29, 2019 at 09:35 AM

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