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

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

Average Annual Salary of Mechanical Drafters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,950
25th Percentile Wage
$44,150
50th Percentile Wage
$56,500
75th Percentile Wage
$72,270
90th Percentile Wage
$91,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical 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) mechanical drafters is $91,220. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical drafters is $34,950.

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$56,500
-0.96% 8.92%
2016
$57,040
0.14% -
2015
$56,960
2.93% -
2014
$55,290
3.06% -
2013
$53,600
3.99% -
2012
$51,460
- -

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

The average salaries of mechanical drafters in eleven 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 mechanical drafters occupations is the scientific research and development services industry with an annual salary $71,710. The lowest paying industry is the advertising, public relations, and related services industry (annual salary $29,630). For detailed mechanical drafters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Scientific Research and Development Services
$71,710
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$71,710
Testing Laboratories
$60,010
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$58,210
Engineering Services
$56,900
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,500
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$56,180
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,160
Specialized Design Services
$54,060
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$49,090
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$29,630

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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