Drafters, Engineering Technician, and Mapping Technician Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare drafters, engineering technician, and mapping technician salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Drafters, Engineering Technicians, and Mapping Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,700
25th Percentile Wage
$43,510
50th Percentile Wage
$58,930
75th Percentile Wage
$75,500
90th Percentile Wage
$93,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians is $93,440. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians is $32,700.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,9303.61%-1.02%
201556,800-3.75%-
201458,9301.29%-
201358,170-2.34%-
201259,530--

Compare Drafters, Engineering Technician, and Mapping Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in eight industries in the mining sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for drafters, engineering technician, and mapping technician occupations is the oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $63,590. The lowest paying industry is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry (annual salary $49,130). For detailed drafters, engineering technician, and mapping technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$63,590
Oil and Gas Extraction
$63,590
Metal Ore Mining
$63,540
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$60,340
Coal Mining
$54,410
Support Activities for Mining
$50,270
Support Activities for Mining
$50,270
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$49,130

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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