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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
$32,640
25th Percentile Wage
$38,830
50th Percentile Wage
$52,950
75th Percentile Wage
$67,920
90th Percentile Wage
$80,820

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
2017
$52,950
-6.80% -0.28%
2016
$56,550
2.18% -
2015
$55,320
-1.68% -
2014
$56,250
4.36% -
2013
$53,800
1.30% -
2012
$53,100
- -

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
$68,530
Pipeline Transportation
$67,440
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$55,520
Support Activities for Transportation
$55,160
Warehousing and Storage
$47,630
Warehousing and Storage
$47,630
Air Transportation
$47,260

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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