Drafters, Engineering Technician, and Mapping Technician Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,390
25th Percentile Wage
$64,940
50th Percentile Wage
$68,190
75th Percentile Wage
$68,200
90th Percentile Wage
$78,430

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing. 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 $78,430. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians is $46,390.

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 transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$68,190
2.93% 8.81%
2016
$66,190
0.00% -
2015
$66,190
3.87% -
2014
$63,630
0.97% -
2013
$63,010
1.32% -
2012
$62,180
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Compare Drafters, Engineering Technician, and Mapping Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Transportation and Warehousing Sector

The average salaries of drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in 21 industries in the transportation and warehousing 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 other pipeline transportation industry with an annual salary $82,530. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for water transportation industry (annual salary $37,340). For detailed drafters, engineering technician, and mapping technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Pipeline Transportation
$82,530
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$73,460
Pipeline Transportation
$71,280
Rail Transportation
$69,030
Rail Transportation
$69,030
Water Transportation
$68,710
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$68,710
Postal Service (federal government)
$68,190
Postal Service (federal government)
$68,190
Scheduled Air Transportation
$68,160
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$67,580
Truck Transportation
$65,700
Air Transportation
$64,890
Couriers and Messengers
$63,120
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$63,120
Nonscheduled Air Transportation
$58,060
Support Activities for Transportation
$56,780
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$56,770
Warehousing and Storage
$53,480
Warehousing and Storage
$53,480
Support Activities for Water Transportation
$37,340

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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