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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 $81,940, Washington is the highest paying state for mechanical drafters. It is followed by New Mexico (average annual salary $71,980). 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 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
$81,940
$41,760 2,070
2 New Mexico
$71,980
$39,550 210
3 New Jersey
$66,930
$41,240 1,350
4 District of Columbia
$64,270
$35,250 40
5 New Hampshire
$61,780
$40,050 290
6 Connecticut
$59,600
$40,970 760
7 Colorado
$58,920
$41,880 600
8 Delaware
$58,530
$35,170 170
9 Maryland
$58,390
$40,230 1,270
10 Louisiana
$58,270
$39,850 670
11 Maine
$58,180
$51,690 740
12 South Carolina
$58,130
$34,820 770
13 Texas
$57,830
$35,800 4,510
14 California
$57,800
$35,440 3,870
15 Minnesota
$57,730
$40,930 1,980
16 Arizona
$57,700
$38,890 670
17 Virginia
$57,590
$40,520 2,070
18 Rhode Island
$57,270
$41,800 70
19 Massachusetts
$56,800
$36,390 1,720
20 New York
$56,690
$33,960 3,280
21 Vermont
$56,600
$33,600 70
22 Tennessee
$55,860
$35,500 1,280
23 Michigan
$55,690
$34,350 3,270
24 Illinois
$55,500
$35,760 3,690
25 Alabama
$55,090
$33,550 600
26 Oklahoma
$54,230
$34,380 1,060
27 North Carolina
$53,030
$33,110 1,450
28 Wyoming
$53,000
$27,720 70
29 Ohio
$52,920
$32,540 2,160
30 Utah
$52,460
$35,970 580
31 Florida
$51,730
$33,450 2,350
32 Georgia
$51,180
$27,260 1,220
33 Oregon
$51,030
$36,400 610
34 Pennsylvania
$50,770
$33,850 3,060
35 Indiana
$50,200
$33,000 1,350
36 Iowa
$50,000
$33,290 940
37 Montana
$49,870
$30,400 70
38 Nevada
$49,550
$34,150 240
39 Alaska
$49,250
$40,780 80
40 Kentucky
$49,240
$32,560 790
41 Mississippi
$49,200
$31,840 380
42 Wisconsin
$48,930
$34,110 2,160
43 Missouri
$48,870
$33,080 1,020
44 Arkansas
$47,880
$33,350 380
45 Kansas
$47,130
$32,750 1,120
46 North Dakota
$46,780
$34,380 100
47 West Virginia
$46,700
$29,990 120
48 Nebraska
$45,720
$32,880 510
49 Hawaii
$45,110
$34,140 70
50 Idaho
$43,370
$30,060 170
51 South Dakota
$42,100
$33,180 150
52 Puerto Rico
$34,520
$25,430 220
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