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Highest Paying Cities for Other Drafters

The top 100 highest paying cities for other drafters (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of other drafters in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $82,330, Olympia, Washington is the highest paying city for other drafters. It is followed by Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas (average annual salary $67,570). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of other drafters in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Other Drafters

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Olympia, Washington
$82,330
n/a
2 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$67,570
600
3 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$67,500
300
4 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$66,100
330
5 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$65,310
40
6 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$65,010
60
7 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$64,730
560
8 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$63,840
900
9 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$62,510
90
10 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$61,650
280
11 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$61,390
40
12 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$61,300
170
13 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$60,030
270
14 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$59,000
40
15 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$58,880
30
16 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$58,600
140
17 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$57,590
200
18 Kansas City, Missouri
$57,050
80
19 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$56,850
170
20 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$56,840
40
21 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$56,820
40
22 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, Louisiana
$56,670
80
23 St Cloud, Minnesota
$56,500
40
24 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$56,270
40
25 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$56,080
30
26 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$55,430
60
27 Camden, New Jersey
$55,010
40
28 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$54,790
280
29 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$54,410
150
30 Toledo, Ohio
$54,230
50
31 Monroe, Louisiana
$53,770
170
32 Columbus, Ohio
$53,660
250
33 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$53,490
50
34 Manchester, New Hampshire
$53,240
30
35 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$53,010
50
36 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$52,920
30
37 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$52,760
230
38 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$52,640
60
39 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$52,450
120
40 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$52,420
680
41 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$52,230
60
42 Lafayette, Louisiana
$52,020
160
43 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$51,950
450
44 Honolulu, Hawaii
$51,770
90
45 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$51,570
230
46 Knoxville, Tennessee
$51,570
110
47 Tucson, Arizona
$51,550
70
48 Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$51,530
40
49 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$51,420
360
50 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$51,320
120
51 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$51,240
180
52 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$51,110
600
53 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$50,950
90
54 Duluth, Wisconsin
$50,860
n/a
55 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$50,000
50
56 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$49,930
470
57 St Louis, Missouri
$49,850
90
58 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$49,780
410
59 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$49,470
180
60 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$49,330
180
61 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$49,190
110
62 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$49,080
50
63 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$49,070
140
64 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$48,720
80
65 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$48,500
150
66 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$48,490
30
67 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$48,480
50
68 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$48,360
180
69 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$48,340
320
70 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$48,330
40
71 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$48,270
160
72 Jacksonville, Florida
$47,940
40
73 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$47,900
190
74 Nashua, New Hampshire
$47,880
30
75 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$47,690
40
76 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$47,590
70
77 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$47,430
160
78 Akron, Ohio
$47,270
50
79 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida
$47,190
40
80 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$46,620
100
81 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$46,620
260
82 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$46,160
60
83 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$45,470
80
84 New Iberia nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$45,280
40
85 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$45,090
50
86 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$44,800
120
87 Dayton, Ohio
$44,550
60
88 West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$44,440
70
89 Memphis, Tennessee
$44,230
50
90 Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$44,180
60
91 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$43,990
40
92 Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$43,820
n/a
93 West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$43,790
30
94 Syracuse, New York
$43,670
60
95 Lincoln, Nebraska
$43,500
60
96 Evansville, Kentucky
$42,910
40
97 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$42,900
150
98 East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$42,620
30
99 Sioux City, South Dakota
$42,010
30
100 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$41,880
180
See also: Highest paying industries for other drafters.