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Highest Paying Cities for Mechanical Drafters

The top 100 highest paying cities for mechanical 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 mechanical drafters in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $79,860, Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington is the highest paying city for mechanical drafters. It is followed by Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington (average annual salary $78,490). 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 mechanical drafters in a specific city, use the links in the table.

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

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$79,860
1,640
2 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$78,490
1,740
3 Lake Charles, Louisiana
$77,930
90
4 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$77,350
130
5 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$75,260
80
6 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$73,450
120
7 Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$73,350
30
8 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$72,450
70
9 Huntsville, Alabama
$72,420
110
10 Tyler, Texas
$71,760
60
11 North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$66,500
30
12 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$66,190
100
13 Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan
$65,810
160
14 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$65,650
2,140
15 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$65,580
40
16 Springfield, Massachusetts
$65,540
150
17 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$65,440
340
18 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$65,220
150
19 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$65,090
480
20 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida
$64,390
70
21 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$64,220
460
22 Anchorage, Alaska
$64,000
50
23 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$64,000
560
24 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$63,950
1,280
25 Victoria, Texas
$63,420
40
26 Peabody, Massachusetts
$63,140
40
27 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$62,800
90
28 Manchester, New Hampshire
$62,770
80
29 Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area, South Carolina
$62,210
120
30 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$61,920
640
31 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$61,630
340
32 Wilmington, North Carolina
$61,620
40
33 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$61,610
330
34 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$61,510
360
35 Charleston, West Virginia
$61,430
50
36 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$61,330
30
37 Wilmington, New Jersey
$61,140
120
38 Danbury, Connecticut
$61,100
70
39 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$60,890
660
40 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$60,680
80
41 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$60,620
580
42 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$60,420
350
43 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$60,390
1,600
44 Boulder, Colorado
$60,270
80
45 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$60,260
410
46 Spartanburg, South Carolina
$60,150
40
47 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$60,150
70
48 New Bedford, Massachusetts
$60,110
30
49 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$60,060
40
50 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$59,860
90
51 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$59,760
410
52 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$59,700
n/a
53 Framingham, Massachusetts
$59,320
150
54 Camden, New Jersey
$59,090
300
55 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$59,080
1,210
56 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$59,060
180
57 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$58,770
360
58 Mobile, Alabama
$58,570
70
59 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$58,560
2,970
60 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$58,380
510
61 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida
$58,140
70
62 Tucson, Arizona
$58,140
90
63 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
$58,130
120
64 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$58,050
130
65 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$58,050
510
66 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$57,570
2,500
67 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$57,500
170
68 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$57,360
200
69 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$57,110
430
70 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$57,040
2,740
71 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, West Virginia
$57,000
50
72 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$56,970
120
73 Corpus Christi, Texas
$56,820
30
74 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$56,820
350
75 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, North Carolina
$56,690
50
76 Richmond, Virginia
$56,640
220
77 Duluth, Wisconsin
$56,480
50
78 New Haven, Connecticut
$56,440
80
79 Western Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$56,410
30
80 Honolulu, Hawaii
$56,300
80
81 Nashua, New Hampshire
$56,300
70
82 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$56,250
50
83 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$56,130
2,960
84 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$56,060
540
85 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$55,970
110
86 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$55,950
410
87 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$55,500
60
88 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$55,430
910
89 Asheville, North Carolina
$55,380
60
90 Central New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$55,360
70
91 Appleton, Wisconsin
$55,110
320
92 Greeley, Colorado
$54,900
60
93 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$54,810
500
94 Salt Lake City, Utah
$54,800
250
95 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$54,750
90
96 Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$54,730
120
97 Peoria, Illinois
$54,600
80
98 Syracuse, New York
$54,580
140
99 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$54,480
930
100 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$54,430
1,620
See also: Highest paying industries for mechanical drafters.