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Drafters Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

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

Average Annual Salary of Drafters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drafters 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 is $93,540. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid drafters is $33,230.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Drafters Salary in Different Industries within the Transportation and Warehousing Sector

The average salaries of drafters in five 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 occupations is the pipeline transportation of natural gas industry with an annual salary $71,610. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for transportation industry (annual salary $55,430). For detailed drafters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
Pipeline Transportation
Support Activities for Air Transportation
Air Transportation
Support Activities for Transportation

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


Highest paying industries for drafters.