Drafters, Engineering Technician, and Mapping Technician Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,870
25th Percentile Wage
$45,000
50th Percentile Wage
$60,160
75th Percentile Wage
$77,280
90th Percentile Wage
$93,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $93,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians is $34,870.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,160
1.91% 8.64%
2016
$59,010
1.58% -
2015
$58,080
2.08% -
2014
$56,870
1.76% -
2013
$55,870
1.63% -
2012
$54,960
- -

Compare Drafters, Engineering Technician, and Mapping Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $77,930. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $46,510). For detailed drafters, engineering technician, and mapping technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$77,930
Federal government, including USPS
$72,250
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$61,090
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$60,160
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$58,820
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$58,710
State government, including schools and hospitals
$46,650
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$46,510

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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