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Mechanical Drafters Salary Information in Michigan

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,960
25th Percentile Wage
$43,040
50th Percentile Wage
$55,680
75th Percentile Wage
$69,200
90th Percentile Wage
$80,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical drafters in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,960.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.85
25th Percentile Wage
$20.69
50th Percentile Wage
$26.77
75th Percentile Wage
$33.27
90th Percentile Wage
$38.60

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical drafters in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.60. The median hourly salary is $26.77. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.85.

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
201655,6803.41%13.27%
201553,7808.78%-
201449,0601.69%-
201348,230-0.12%-
201248,290--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in state of Michigan ranges from $38,000 to $65,810. The highest paying area for mechanical drafters in Michigan is Niles-Benton Harbor with a median annual salary of $65,810. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Ann Arbor (mean annual salary $61,330). The lowest paying area is Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,000.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Niles-Benton Harbor
$65,810
Ann Arbor
$61,330
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$59,760
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$57,040
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$54,430
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$53,420
Jackson
$52,450
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$52,210
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$51,280
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$51,230
Kalamazoo-Portage
$49,790
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$49,070
South Bend-Mishawaka
$48,900
Lansing-East Lansing
$48,260
Battle Creek
$41,030
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$39,480
Holland-Grand Haven
$38,980
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$38,000


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