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Drafters Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

Average Annual Salary of Drafters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,770
25th Percentile Wage
$46,330
50th Percentile Wage
$58,560
75th Percentile Wage
$72,150
90th Percentile Wage
$91,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drafters 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 is $91,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid drafters is $37,770.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of drafters in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,5601.20%10.52%
201557,8604.04%-
201455,5202.76%-
201353,9902.94%-
201252,400--

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

The average salaries of drafters 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 occupations is the federal government, including usps industry with an annual salary $68,960. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $52,860). For detailed drafters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal government, including USPS
$68,960
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$67,360
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$59,980
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$59,410
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$58,560
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$57,310
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$54,680
State government, including schools and hospitals
$52,860

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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