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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,250
25th Percentile Wage
$55,020
50th Percentile Wage
$69,050
75th Percentile Wage
$83,080
90th Percentile Wage
$98,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in the industry sector of utilities. 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 $98,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians is $43,250.

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 utilities from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201669,0501.69%8.50%
201567,8802.75%-
201466,0101.48%-
201365,0302.84%-
201263,180--

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

The average salaries of drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in four industries in the utilities 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 electric power generation, transmission and distribution industry with an annual salary $69,790. The lowest paying industry is the water, sewage and other systems industry (annual salary $55,850). For detailed drafters, engineering technician, and mapping technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$69,790
Utilities
$69,050
Natural Gas Distribution
$66,950
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$55,850

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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