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Mechanical Drafters Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

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

Average Annual Salary of Mechanical 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 mechanical 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) mechanical drafters is $80,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical drafters is $32,640.

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 transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
-6.80% -0.28%
2.18% -
-1.68% -
4.36% -
1.30% -
- -

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

The average salaries of mechanical drafters in seven 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 mechanical drafters occupations is the pipeline transportation of natural gas industry with an annual salary $68,530. The lowest paying industry is the air transportation industry (annual salary $47,260). For detailed mechanical 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
Support Activities for Transportation
Warehousing and Storage
Warehousing and Storage
Air Transportation

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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