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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 $92,620, Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington is the highest paying city for mechanical drafters. It is followed by Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington (average annual salary $91,080). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$92,620
1,430
2 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$91,080
1,520
3 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$73,870
30
4 Huntsville, Alabama
$73,590
110
5 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$73,440
170
6 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$73,180
120
7 Prescott, Arizona
$71,740
40
8 Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan
$70,930
130
9 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$70,360
420
10 Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$68,810
30
11 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$67,470
2,090
12 Savannah, Georgia
$67,340
50
13 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$66,860
540
14 North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$66,700
40
15 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$66,340
340
16 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$65,580
40
17 Flint, Michigan
$65,520
150
18 Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area, South Carolina
$65,120
140
19 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$65,110
80
20 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$65,020
90
21 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$64,870
70
22 Midland, Texas
$64,810
50
23 Nashua, New Hampshire
$64,750
60
24 Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$64,320
40
25 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$64,030
120
26 Wilmington, New Jersey
$64,030
130
27 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$63,930
330
28 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$63,690
2,550
29 Manchester, New Hampshire
$63,560
60
30 Victoria, Texas
$63,420
40
31 Peabody, Massachusetts
$63,140
40
32 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$63,060
70
33 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$63,010
370
34 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$62,970
40
35 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$62,950
590
36 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$62,890
380
37 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$62,660
280
38 California-Lexington Park, USA
$62,200
40
39 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$62,170
190
40 Rockford, Illinois
$62,040
140
41 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$61,750
1,510
42 Framingham, Massachusetts
$61,740
200
43 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$61,730
50
44 Wilmington, North Carolina
$61,620
40
45 Charleston, West Virginia
$61,430
50
46 Tyler, Texas
$61,260
50
47 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$60,750
80
48 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$60,680
80
49 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$60,680
40
50 Boulder, Colorado
$60,520
60
51 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$60,420
350
52 Tucson, Arizona
$60,380
80
53 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$60,270
1,320
54 Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana
$60,230
40
55 Spartanburg, South Carolina
$60,150
40
56 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$60,150
70
57 New Bedford, Massachusetts
$60,110
30
58 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, New Hampshire
$60,090
50
59 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$60,010
230
60 Camden, New Jersey
$59,880
280
61 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$59,700
n/a
62 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$59,320
1,120
63 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$59,260
60
64 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$59,250
340
65 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$59,230
160
66 Peoria, Illinois
$59,030
80
67 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$59,020
490
68 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$58,930
200
69 Asheville, North Carolina
$58,910
60
70 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$58,740
1,420
71 Columbus, Georgia
$58,700
40
72 Warner Robins, Georgia
$58,600
50
73 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$58,580
100
74 Springfield, Massachusetts
$58,510
160
75 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$58,420
990
76 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$58,380
510
77 Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$58,320
590
78 New Haven, Connecticut
$58,320
40
79 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$58,280
450
80 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$58,130
310
81 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$57,960
840
82 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
$57,940
60
83 Visalia-Porterville, California
$57,940
40
84 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$57,790
2,570
85 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$57,720
510
86 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$57,690
520
87 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$57,630
1,410
88 Richmond, Virginia
$57,580
200
89 Syracuse, New York
$57,560
160
90 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$57,520
540
91 Danbury, Connecticut
$57,370
70
92 Corpus Christi, Texas
$57,360
50
93 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$57,340
570
94 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$57,310
900
95 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
$57,290
130
96 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$57,290
80
97 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$57,220
60
98 Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$57,210
30
99 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$57,120
390
100 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$57,120
100
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