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Drafters Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Drafters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,220
25th Percentile Wage
$42,550
50th Percentile Wage
$53,670
75th Percentile Wage
$66,450
90th Percentile Wage
$81,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drafters 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 is $81,500. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid drafters is $34,220.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of drafters in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$53,670
1.42% 8.66%
2016
$52,910
1.38% -
2015
$52,180
0.94% -
2014
$51,690
2.98% -
2013
$50,150
2.25% -
2012
$49,020
- -

Compare Drafters Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of drafters in 13 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 occupations is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $71,970. The lowest paying industry is the legal services industry (annual salary $46,620). For detailed drafters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$71,970
Scientific Research and Development Services
$71,820
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$56,140
Engineering Services
$54,940
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$54,060
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$53,670
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$53,590
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$53,370
Specialized Design Services
$52,400
Testing Laboratories
$50,650
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$49,210
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$47,570
Legal Services
$46,620

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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