Drafters Salary in Sector of Utilities

The salary statistics of drafters in the industry sector of utilities are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare drafters salaries in different industries within the utilities sector.

Average Annual Salary of Drafters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,210
25th Percentile Wage
$57,710
50th Percentile Wage
$72,300
75th Percentile Wage
$88,880
90th Percentile Wage
$101,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drafters 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 is $101,480. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $72,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid drafters is $46,210.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$72,300
3.21% 14.50%
2016
$69,980
-0.06% -
2015
$70,020
3.26% -
2014
$67,740
-0.61% -
2013
$68,150
9.29% -
2012
$61,820
- -

Compare Drafters Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of drafters in six 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 occupations is the electric power generation, transmission and distribution industry with an annual salary $73,010. The lowest paying industry is the natural gas distribution industry (annual salary $67,760). For detailed drafters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$73,010
Utilities
$72,300
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
$71,260
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$69,850
Nuclear Electric Power Generation
$69,680
Natural Gas Distribution
$67,760

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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