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
$34,830
25th Percentile Wage
$43,510
50th Percentile Wage
$55,410
75th Percentile Wage
$69,830
90th Percentile Wage
$84,910

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 $84,910. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians is $34,830.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$55,410
1.05% 6.88%
2016
$54,830
0.89% -
2015
$54,340
1.03% -
2014
$53,780
2.16% -
2013
$52,620
1.94% -
2012
$51,600
- -

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 111 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 $79,070. The lowest paying industry is the fiber, yarn, and thread mills industry (annual salary $36,210). 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
$79,070
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$77,280
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$70,350
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$69,070
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$69,070
Footwear Manufacturing
$68,320
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$65,710
Animal Food Manufacturing
$64,910
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$64,100
Chemical Manufacturing
$62,200
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$61,470
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$61,210
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$61,180
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$60,840
Chemical Manufacturing
$59,840
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$59,660
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$59,500
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$59,470
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$59,260
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$58,750
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$58,580
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$58,400
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$58,250
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$58,150
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$58,130
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$58,120
Ship and Boat Building
$57,600
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$56,850
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$55,440
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$55,100
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$54,600
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$54,560
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$54,530
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$54,320
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$54,300
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$54,080
Paper Manufacturing
$54,050
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$54,020
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$53,760
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$53,680
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$53,540
Machinery Manufacturing
$53,500
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$53,410
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$53,330
Machinery Manufacturing
$53,250
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$53,140
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$52,980
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$52,930
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$52,410
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$52,350
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$52,320
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$52,020
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$51,920
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$51,890
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$51,890
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$51,570
Fabric Mills
$51,550
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$51,500
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$51,490
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$51,170
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$51,120
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$51,100
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$51,070
Machine Shops
$51,060
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$51,010
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$51,000
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$50,960
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$50,710
Food Manufacturing
$50,690
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$50,670
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$50,600
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$50,190
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$50,160
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$50,110
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$49,990
Chemical Manufacturing
$49,920
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$49,890
Hardware Manufacturing
$49,780
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$49,750
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$49,630
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$49,510
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$49,240
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$48,970
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$48,840
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$48,680
Textile Furnishings Mills
$48,660
Foundries
$48,530
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$48,520
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$48,460
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$48,190
Printing and Related Support Activities
$48,100
Printing and Related Support Activities
$48,100
Wood Product Manufacturing
$47,750
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$47,640
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$47,550
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$47,470
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$47,430
Apparel Manufacturing
$47,230
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$46,780
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$46,700
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$46,560
Forging and Stamping
$46,410
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$45,970
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$45,770
Other Food Manufacturing
$45,510
Textile Product Mills
$45,330
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$44,990
Textile Mills
$43,260
Other Textile Product Mills
$42,810
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
$39,480
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
$36,210

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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