Drafters Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Drafters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,560
25th Percentile Wage
$42,790
50th Percentile Wage
$53,020
75th Percentile Wage
$63,900
90th Percentile Wage
$80,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drafters 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 is $80,570. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid drafters is $34,560.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of drafters in the industry sector of wholesale trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$53,020
0.25% 6.26%
2016
$52,890
0.30% -
2015
$52,730
5.31% -
2014
$49,930
-1.56% -
2013
$50,710
1.99% -
2012
$49,700
- -

Compare Drafters Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of drafters in 23 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 occupations is the apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $57,750. The lowest paying industry is the merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods industry (annual salary $30,910). For detailed drafters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$57,750
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$57,530
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$56,640
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$55,810
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$55,210
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$54,980
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$54,690
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$53,830
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$53,220
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$52,510
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$52,250
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$52,250
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$52,230
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$52,050
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$51,000
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$50,210
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$49,760
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$49,050
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$49,050
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$48,580
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$48,040
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
$34,210
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$30,910

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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