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Mechanical Drafters Salary Information in Louisiana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,850
25th Percentile Wage
$46,070
50th Percentile Wage
$58,270
75th Percentile Wage
$79,120
90th Percentile Wage
$115,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical drafters in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $115,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,850.

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
$58,270
0.38% 8.00%
2016
$58,050
-0.81% -
2015
$58,520
-0.75% -
2014
$58,960
1.37% -
2013
$58,150
7.81% -
2012
$53,610
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in state of Louisiana ranges from $45,950 to $62,660. The highest paying area for mechanical drafters in Louisiana is Baton Rouge with a median annual salary of $62,660. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner (mean annual salary $60,010). The lowest paying area is Alexandria with a median annual salary of $45,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Baton Rouge
$62,660
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$60,010
Monroe
$53,890
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$51,850
Lake Charles
$49,940
Lafayette
$47,000
Shreveport-Bossier City
$46,410
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$46,410
Alexandria
$45,950




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