Drafters, Engineering Technician, and Mapping Technician Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare drafters, engineering technician, and mapping technician salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Drafters, Engineering Technicians, and Mapping Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,540
25th Percentile Wage
$43,120
50th Percentile Wage
$54,830
75th Percentile Wage
$69,260
90th Percentile Wage
$83,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians is $83,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians is $34,540.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201654,8300.89%5.89%
201554,3401.03%-
201453,7802.16%-
201352,6201.94%-
201251,600--

Compare Drafters, Engineering Technician, and Mapping Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in 100 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for drafters, engineering technician, and mapping technician occupations is the beverage manufacturing industry with an annual salary $72,710. The lowest paying industry is the fiber, yarn, and thread mills industry (annual salary $35,770). For detailed drafters, engineering technician, and mapping technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Beverage Manufacturing
$72,710
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$71,670
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$71,620
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$65,910
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$65,910
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$65,710
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$65,140
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$64,100
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$61,630
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$61,180
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$61,030
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$61,000
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$59,590
Chemical Manufacturing
$59,200
Ship and Boat Building
$59,030
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$58,150
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$57,860
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$57,730
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$57,690
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$57,660
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$57,500
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$57,300
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$57,180
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$56,210
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$55,770
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$54,320
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$53,930
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$53,880
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$53,810
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$53,680
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$53,680
Paper Manufacturing
$53,650
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$53,580
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$53,540
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$53,340
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$53,210
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$53,140
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$53,110
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$53,070
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$53,000
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$52,860
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$52,840
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$52,760
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$52,480
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$52,470
Machinery Manufacturing
$52,110
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$52,020
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$52,000
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$51,960
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$51,920
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$51,630
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$51,440
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$51,290
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$51,010
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$50,830
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$50,600
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$50,160
Textile Furnishings Mills
$50,140
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$49,890
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$49,840
Hardware Manufacturing
$49,780
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$49,770
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$49,630
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$49,350
Machine Shops
$49,220
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$49,200
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$49,170
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$49,130
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$48,840
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$48,810
Food Manufacturing
$48,710
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$48,570
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$48,520
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$48,210
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$48,190
Printing and Related Support Activities
$48,010
Printing and Related Support Activities
$48,010
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$47,870
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$47,860
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$47,550
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$47,510
Apparel Manufacturing
$47,230
Foundries
$46,990
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$46,780
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$46,770
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$46,760
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$46,700
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$46,560
Forging and Stamping
$46,410
Wood Product Manufacturing
$46,220
Textile Product Mills
$46,150
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$45,970
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$45,680
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$45,480
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$44,990
Other Food Manufacturing
$43,720
Other Textile Product Mills
$43,430
Fabric Mills
$42,530
Textile Mills
$39,280
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
$35,770

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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