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 amongst 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,050
25th Percentile Wage
$36,630
50th Percentile Wage
$45,990
75th Percentile Wage
$58,460
90th Percentile Wage
$72,100

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 $72,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,050.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.41
25th Percentile Wage
$17.61
50th Percentile Wage
$22.11
75th Percentile Wage
$28.10
90th Percentile Wage
$34.65

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical drafters in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $34.65. The median hourly salary is $22.11. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.41.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of mechanical drafters from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,990-0.57%6.85%
201546,2503.39%-
201444,680-0.40%-
201344,8604.50%-
201242,840--

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 $41,080 to $58,130. The highest paying area for mechanical drafters in Iowa is Cedar Rapids with a median annual salary of $58,130. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $51,250). The lowest paying area is Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,080.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cedar Rapids
$58,130
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$51,250
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$49,310
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$48,040
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$48,030
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$43,690
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$43,410
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$41,080


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