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Highest Paying States for Other Drafters

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $62,720, Virginia is the highest paying state for other drafters. It is followed by Washington (average annual salary $62,140). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Other Drafters

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Virginia
$62,720
$35,700 320
2 Washington
$62,140
$36,950 460
3 Hawaii
$59,020
$36,720 90
4 New York
$57,400
$36,190 1,050
5 California
$57,350
$36,880 1,160
6 Idaho
$56,930
$33,920 60
7 Montana
$56,820
$34,390 180
8 New Hampshire
$55,860
$33,130 110
9 Colorado
$54,000
$33,150 270
10 Connecticut
$53,760
$33,470 140
11 Georgia
$53,050
$31,740 160
12 Kansas
$52,650
$32,710 90
13 Oregon
$52,000
$34,100 880
14 New Jersey
$51,890
$37,230 310
15 Massachusetts
$51,460
$23,180 170
16 Pennsylvania
$51,430
$32,740 310
17 Texas
$50,710
$32,210 1,960
18 Ohio
$50,110
$32,840 1,200
19 Arizona
$49,990
$28,480 510
20 Wisconsin
$49,960
$32,930 150
21 Nevada
$49,610
$31,890 180
22 Minnesota
$49,280
$33,090 510
23 South Carolina
$49,260
$34,990 40
24 Louisiana
$49,010
$32,260 1,180
25 Indiana
$48,210
$33,030 200
26 Maryland
$47,970
$29,560 200
27 Iowa
$47,780
$34,340 250
28 Illinois
$47,520
$36,400 260
29 Florida
$47,110
$27,580 890
30 Missouri
$46,170
$33,950 240
31 North Carolina
$45,540
$29,160 180
32 Rhode Island
$44,700
$31,130 40
33 Kentucky
$43,340
$33,140 370
34 Michigan
$43,310
$26,370 340
35 New Mexico
$43,090
$29,210 60
36 Alabama
$41,280
$28,170 180
37 Tennessee
$40,740
$27,390 280
38 Arkansas
$40,020
$23,430 90
39 Utah
$39,630
$21,370 60
40 Nebraska
$37,910
$23,630 180
41 North Dakota
$37,310
$26,220 0
42 Puerto Rico
$29,490
$20,070 150
43 Oklahoma
$28,880
$21,340 110

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of other drafters in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for other drafters, Top Paying Jobs in America.