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
$34,720
25th Percentile Wage
$43,460
50th Percentile Wage
$54,430
75th Percentile Wage
$64,390
90th Percentile Wage
$81,390

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 $81,390. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical drafters is $34,720.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,430
1.93% 8.97%
2016
$53,380
2.88% -
2015
$51,840
4.28% -
2014
$49,620
0.77% -
2013
$49,240
-0.63% -
2012
$49,550
- -

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

The average salaries of mechanical drafters in 17 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 machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $56,380. The lowest paying industry is the merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods industry (annual salary $34,700). For detailed mechanical drafters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$56,380
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$55,660
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$54,810
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$53,540
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$53,540
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$52,880
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$52,830
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$52,430
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$52,400
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$52,280
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
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$46,250
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$45,450
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$42,710
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$34,700

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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