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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$36,660|
|25th Percentile Wage||$45,810|
|50th Percentile Wage||$59,330|
|75th Percentile Wage||$75,380|
|90th Percentile Wage||$94,240|
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 $94,240. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical drafters is $36,660.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of mechanical drafters in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of mechanical drafters in 15 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 $76,170. The lowest paying industry is the residential building construction industry (annual salary $45,980). For detailed mechanical drafters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Other Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors|| |
|Land Subdivision|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .