Architectural Drafter

Median Annual Wage

$49,490 or $23.79/hr
Durham-Chapel Hill

Annual Job Openings

220
North Carolina
33
% Associate’s degree
28
% Some college

Job Outlook

+13%
North Carolina

Total Number Employed

2,360
North Carolina
Buildings provide a city with its sense of identity. Before the first stone can be laid, architectural drafters produce detailed drawings and plans for the buildings and structures. These drawings and plans must abide by the architect’s specifications.

The drafter’s part also entails analyzing building codes, by-laws, space and site requirements, and other technical documents to determine their effects on the architectural designs and supervising, coordinating, and inspecting the work of draftspersons, technicians, and technologists on construction projects.

The Architectural Technology program at Durham Tech prepares individuals wanting to enter this career. Architect's, engineer's, and designer's offices; government agencies; institutional planning departments; and large corporate businesses all hire architectural drafters.