Mechanical Drafters Salary Information in Indiana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,000
25th Percentile Wage
$40,160
50th Percentile Wage
$50,200
75th Percentile Wage
$62,840
90th Percentile Wage
$77,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical drafters in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,440. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,000.

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
$50,200
3.25% 5.34%
2016
$48,570
-0.31% -
2015
$48,720
3.39% -
2014
$47,070
-2.72% -
2013
$48,350
1.72% -
2012
$47,520
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in some Indiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in state of Indiana ranges from $43,970 to $60,230. The highest paying area for mechanical drafters in Indiana is Michigan City-La Porte with a median annual salary of $60,230. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Indianapolis-Carmel (mean annual salary $56,000). The lowest paying area is Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Michigan City-La Porte
$60,230
Indianapolis-Carmel
$56,000
Gary
$51,580
Muncie
$49,320
Elkhart-Goshen
$49,260
Fort Wayne
$47,600
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$47,250
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$46,360
Columbus
$45,890
Terre Haute
$44,230
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$43,970




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