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Mechanical Drafters Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for mechanical drafters in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mechanical drafters among Illinois 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 Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,760
25th Percentile Wage
$44,430
50th Percentile Wage
$55,500
75th Percentile Wage
$69,910
90th Percentile Wage
$83,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical drafters in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $83,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,760.

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
$55,500
2.23% 12.50%
2016
$54,260
3.81% -
2015
$52,190
5.21% -
2014
$49,470
0.95% -
2013
$49,000
0.90% -
2012
$48,560
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in state of Illinois ranges from $30,710 to $62,040. The highest paying area for mechanical drafters in Illinois is Rockford with a median annual salary of $62,040. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Peoria (mean annual salary $59,030). The lowest paying area is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $30,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rockford
$62,040
Peoria
$59,030
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$57,790
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$56,800
Kankakee-Bradley
$48,160
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$47,890
Champaign-Urbana
$47,460
Springfield
$44,020
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$41,750
Decatur
$41,670
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$39,850
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$30,710




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