Drafters, Engineering Technician, and Mapping Technician Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,330
25th Percentile Wage
$40,660
50th Percentile Wage
$53,620
75th Percentile Wage
$68,820
90th Percentile Wage
$84,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $84,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians is $32,330.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$53,620
2.01% 9.46%
2016
$52,540
2.06% -
2015
$51,460
1.75% -
2014
$50,560
2.18% -
2013
$49,460
1.84% -
2012
$48,550
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Compare Drafters, Engineering Technician, and Mapping Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in 15 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services industry with an annual salary $76,260. The lowest paying industry is the photographic services industry (annual salary $42,160). For detailed drafters, engineering technician, and mapping technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$76,260
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$66,790
Scientific Research and Development Services
$66,700
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$62,920
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$54,710
Engineering Services
$54,050
Testing Laboratories
$53,930
Specialized Design Services
$53,640
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$53,620
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$52,400
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$52,190
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$51,070
Legal Services
$47,470
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$45,920
Photographic Services
$42,160

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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