Mechanical Drafters Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Mechanical Drafters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,440
25th Percentile Wage
$43,540
50th Percentile Wage
$53,380
75th Percentile Wage
$64,330
90th Percentile Wage
$82,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical 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) mechanical drafters is $82,290. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical drafters is $35,440.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of mechanical drafters in the industry sector of wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,3802.88%7.17%
201551,8404.28%-
201449,6200.77%-
201349,240-0.63%-
201249,550--

Compare Mechanical Drafters Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of mechanical drafters in 14 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 mechanical drafters occupations is the professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $57,300. The lowest paying industry is the furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $42,710). For detailed mechanical drafters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$57,300
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$56,100
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$54,630
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$53,920
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$53,470
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$53,110
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$53,110
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$52,880
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$51,290
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$50,720
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$50,200
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$47,400
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$45,450
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$42,710

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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