Drafters, Engineering Technician, and Mapping Technician Salary in Sector of Information

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,080
25th Percentile Wage
$49,530
50th Percentile Wage
$60,980
75th Percentile Wage
$74,710
90th Percentile Wage
$87,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in the industry sector of information. 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 $87,500. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians is $38,080.

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 information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,980
-1.10% 7.38%
2016
$61,650
2.21% -
2015
$60,290
1.89% -
2014
$59,150
2.21% -
2013
$57,840
2.35% -
2012
$56,480
- -

Compare Drafters, Engineering Technician, and Mapping Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in 19 industries in the information 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 television broadcasting industry with an annual salary $74,410. The lowest paying industry is the other information services industry (annual salary $46,310). For detailed drafters, engineering technician, and mapping technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Television Broadcasting
$74,410
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$72,120
Satellite Telecommunications
$64,800
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$64,340
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$63,860
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$63,830
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$63,830
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$61,090
Telecommunications
$60,880
Other Telecommunications
$60,420
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$60,360
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$59,600
Software Publishers
$58,900
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$57,500
Radio Broadcasting
$56,520
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$52,850
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$52,850
Other Information Services
$46,310
Other Information Services
$46,310

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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