Mechanical Drafters Salary in Sector of Utilities

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

Average Annual Salary of Mechanical Drafters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,130
25th Percentile Wage
$52,540
50th Percentile Wage
$61,090
75th Percentile Wage
$75,460
90th Percentile Wage
$101,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical 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) mechanical drafters is $101,970. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical drafters is $45,130.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of mechanical drafters in the industry sector of utilities from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
201661,090-1.34%-5.73%
201561,910-0.19%-
201462,030-4.13%-
201364,590--

Compare Mechanical Drafters Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of mechanical drafters in three 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 mechanical drafters occupations is the natural gas distribution industry with an annual salary $65,180. The lowest paying industry is the utilities industry (annual salary $61,090). For detailed mechanical drafters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Natural Gas Distribution
$65,180
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$61,340
Utilities
$61,090

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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