Mechanical Drafters Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for mechanical drafters in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mechanical drafters among Iowa metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Mechanical Drafters in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,290
25th Percentile Wage
$39,100
50th Percentile Wage
$50,000
75th Percentile Wage
$62,470
90th Percentile Wage
$77,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical drafters in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,290.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of mechanical drafters from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$50,000
8.02% 14.32%
2016
$45,990
-0.57% -
2015
$46,250
3.39% -
2014
$44,680
-0.40% -
2013
$44,860
4.50% -
2012
$42,840
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Mechanical Drafters in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in state of Iowa ranges from $43,290 to $57,290. The highest paying area for mechanical drafters in Iowa is Cedar Rapids with a median annual salary of $57,290. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (mean annual salary $56,540). The lowest paying area is Ames with a median annual salary of $43,290.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cedar Rapids
$57,290
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$56,540
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$51,310
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$51,250
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$51,110
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$50,640
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$48,600
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$47,410
Dubuque
$44,210
Ames
$43,290




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