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
$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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$59,330
8.58% 15.15%
2016
$54,240
3.72% -
2015
$52,220
5.06% -
2014
$49,580
-4.58% -
2013
$51,850
2.91% -
2012
$50,340
- -

Compare Mechanical Drafters Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

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
$76,170
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$62,830
Building Equipment Contractors
$62,030
Specialty Trade Contractors
$60,370
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$59,720
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$57,390
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$54,860
Land Subdivision
$54,640
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$54,370
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$54,040
Nonresidential Building Construction
$53,870
Construction of Buildings
$51,210
Building Finishing Contractors
$49,750
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$47,000
Residential Building Construction
$45,980

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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