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
$45,390
25th Percentile Wage
$57,150
50th Percentile Wage
$71,410
75th Percentile Wage
$86,790
90th Percentile Wage
$100,880

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 $100,880. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians is $45,390.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in the industry sector of utilities from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$71,410
3.30% 11.52%
2016
$69,050
1.69% -
2015
$67,880
2.75% -
2014
$66,010
1.48% -
2013
$65,030
2.84% -
2012
$63,180
- -

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 nine 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 nuclear electric power generation industry with an annual salary $76,590. The lowest paying industry is the solar electric power generation industry (annual salary $56,060). For detailed drafters, engineering technician, and mapping technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Nuclear Electric Power Generation
$76,590
Hydroelectric Power Generation
$75,590
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
$73,730
Natural Gas Distribution
$72,110
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$71,530
Utilities
$71,410
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$63,150
Biomass Electric Power Generation
$62,080
Solar Electric Power Generation
$56,060

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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