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Highest Paying States for Mechanical Drafters

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $75,440, Washington is the highest paying state for mechanical drafters. It is followed by Alaska (average annual salary $73,340). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Mechanical Drafters

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Washington
$75,440
$43,410 2,250
2 Alaska
$73,340
$49,050 110
3 New Mexico
$72,030
$38,550 190
4 District of Columbia
$64,270
$35,250 40
5 New Hampshire
$63,170
$40,510 350
6 New Jersey
$62,690
$39,430 1,370
7 Massachusetts
$61,190
$38,960 1,530
8 Connecticut
$59,960
$45,470 1,900
9 Arizona
$59,790
$38,980 750
10 South Carolina
$58,720
$34,030 810
11 Louisiana
$58,050
$39,410 1,000
12 Minnesota
$57,700
$40,290 2,260
13 Delaware
$57,560
$39,710 130
14 Vermont
$57,290
$32,710 90
15 Texas
$57,090
$37,530 4,900
16 Maine
$56,970
$50,880 750
17 Maryland
$56,800
$37,250 1,220
18 California
$56,670
$34,990 3,900
19 Virginia
$56,560
$40,220 2,020
20 Michigan
$55,680
$32,960 4,310
21 Oregon
$54,820
$34,340 830
22 Illinois
$54,260
$34,160 3,640
23 Colorado
$53,850
$32,460 880
24 New York
$53,800
$32,300 3,750
25 Rhode Island
$53,660
$36,220 60
26 Alabama
$53,560
$32,230 590
27 Montana
$53,280
$30,060 80
28 West Virginia
$53,150
$32,820 150
29 North Carolina
$53,070
$32,470 1,510
30 Ohio
$52,060
$33,660 2,440
31 Wyoming
$51,810
$27,910 80
32 Oklahoma
$51,720
$33,670 1,110
33 Utah
$51,690
$33,780 650
34 Georgia
$51,250
$30,590 1,170
35 Florida
$50,770
$32,960 2,460
36 Pennsylvania
$50,570
$33,310 3,370
37 Hawaii
$50,010
$34,910 70
38 Tennessee
$49,730
$33,830 1,240
39 Mississippi
$49,680
$33,360 400
40 Missouri
$48,960
$31,060 1,050
41 Wisconsin
$48,710
$34,340 2,730
42 Indiana
$48,570
$33,020 1,450
43 Kansas
$47,800
$31,220 1,100
44 Arkansas
$47,700
$33,480 240
45 Kentucky
$47,460
$31,120 800
46 Iowa
$45,990
$32,050 880
47 Nebraska
$45,540
$33,450 470
48 North Dakota
$45,490
$33,570 140
49 South Dakota
$43,110
$33,130 170
50 Nevada
$42,020
$32,430 210
51 Idaho
$40,850
$29,030 170
52 Puerto Rico
$33,460
$25,360 230
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