Drafters, Engineering Technician, and Mapping Technician Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,350
25th Percentile Wage
$43,990
50th Percentile Wage
$56,760
75th Percentile Wage
$72,360
90th Percentile Wage
$89,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $89,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians is $34,350.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$56,760
0.81% 8.39%
2016
$56,300
0.96% -
2015
$55,760
2.15% -
2014
$54,560
2.07% -
2013
$53,430
2.68% -
2012
$52,000
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Compare Drafters, Engineering Technician, and Mapping Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in 26 industries in the wholesale trade 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 petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $70,410. The lowest paying industry is the beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $34,210). For detailed drafters, engineering technician, and mapping technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$70,410
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$60,380
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$58,860
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$58,770
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$58,760
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$58,440
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$58,430
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$58,350
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$58,270
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$57,750
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$57,700
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$57,580
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$57,030
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$56,340
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$55,740
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$54,770
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$54,770
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$53,880
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$53,850
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$52,260
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$50,260
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$50,080
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$49,840
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$47,930
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$46,490
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
$34,210

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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