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Highest Paying Industries for Other Drafters

The top 100 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $79,860, machine shops is the highest paying industry for other drafters. It is followed by machine shops; turned product; and screw, nut, and bolt manufacturing industry (average annual salary $79,860). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of other drafters in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Other Drafters

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Machine Shops
$79,860
90
2 Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$79,860
90
3 Natural Gas Distribution
$78,260
70
4 Oil and Gas Extraction
$77,350
40
5 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$76,260
270
6 Pipeline Transportation
$67,430
50
7 Mining
$65,890
100
8 Utilities
$65,830
170
9 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$65,760
n/a
10 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$65,540
n/a
11 Nonstore Retailers
$65,540
n/a
12 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$62,530
40
13 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$60,500
60
14 Support Activities for Mining
$59,840
40
15 Information
$59,080
150
16 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$58,680
50
17 Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$58,270
30
18 Scientific Research and Development Services
$57,940
390
19 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$57,880
380
20 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$57,850
80
21 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$57,840
230
22 Transportation and Warehousing
$57,830
100
23 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$57,000
250
24 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$56,320
370
25 Federal, State, and Local Government
$56,320
370
26 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$56,140
100
27 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$55,930
100
28 Chemical Manufacturing
$55,880
90
29 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$55,380
690
30 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$55,180
60
31 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$54,880
40
32 Specialized Design Services
$54,250
200
33 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$53,930
490
34 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$52,960
270
35 Engineering Services
$52,940
2,460
36 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$52,750
690
37 Building Equipment Contractors
$52,660
790
38 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$52,260
n/a
39 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,210
5,310
40 Wholesale Trade
$52,110
850
41 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$51,980
540
42 Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$51,640
40
43 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$51,520
4,090
44 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$51,250
60
45 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$50,970
80
46 Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$50,830
110
47 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$50,820
110
48 Specialty Trade Contractors
$50,810
1,210
49 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$50,580
90
50 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$50,510
40
51 Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$50,450
340
52 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$50,430
140
53 Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$50,090
50
54 Construction
$49,940
1,490
55 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$49,640
140
56 State government, including schools and hospitals
$49,540
240
57 Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$49,320
50
58 Utility System Construction
$48,960
30
59 Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$48,420
170
60 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$48,380
30
61 Educational Services - State government owned
$48,260
90
62 Educational Services - Privately owned
$48,060
30
63 Educational Services
$48,030
150
64 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$48,010
120
65 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$48,010
370
66 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$47,970
210
67 Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$47,930
30
68 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$47,920
90
69 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$47,800
220
70 Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$47,780
n/a
71 Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$47,750
70
72 Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$47,690
40
73 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$47,420
70
74 Primary Metal Manufacturing
$47,250
50
75 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$47,100
70
76 Manufacturing
$47,080
3,530
77 Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$46,980
230
78 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$46,910
220
79 Wood Product Manufacturing
$46,570
230
80 Machinery Manufacturing
$46,340
430
81 Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$46,300
80
82 Employment Services
$45,980
1,230
83 Building Finishing Contractors
$45,900
180
84 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$45,630
1,390
85 Nonresidential Building Construction
$45,540
90
86 Temporary Help Services
$45,480
1,070
87 Administrative and Support Services
$45,480
1,370
88 Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$44,490
120
89 Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$44,370
120
90 Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$44,370
120
91 Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$44,260
50
92 Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$44,220
430
93 Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$44,150
310
94 Testing Laboratories
$43,800
60
95 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$43,790
730
96 Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$43,740
n/a
97 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$43,210
340
98 Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$42,970
300
99 Ship and Boat Building
$42,280
90
100 Paper Manufacturing
$42,140
50
See also: Highest paying cities for other drafters.