Mechanical Drafters Salary in Sector of Construction

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

Average Annual Salary of Mechanical Drafters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,980
25th Percentile Wage
$43,540
50th Percentile Wage
$54,240
75th Percentile Wage
$71,690
90th Percentile Wage
$91,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical drafters in the industry sector of construction. 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 $91,990. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical drafters is $34,980.

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 construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201654,2403.72%7.19%
201552,2205.06%-
201449,580-4.58%-
201351,8502.91%-
201250,340--

Compare Mechanical Drafters Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of mechanical drafters in 13 industries in the construction 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 utility system construction industry with an annual salary $67,520. The lowest paying industry is the other heavy and civil engineering construction industry (annual salary $41,110). For detailed mechanical drafters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Utility System Construction
$67,520
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$64,330
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$59,840
Building Equipment Contractors
$58,280
Specialty Trade Contractors
$57,370
Land Subdivision
$54,640
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$53,940
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$53,080
Building Finishing Contractors
$49,410
Nonresidential Building Construction
$47,640
Construction of Buildings
$47,380
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$45,830
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$41,110

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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