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Mechanical Drafters Salary Information in Missouri

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,060
25th Percentile Wage
$38,280
50th Percentile Wage
$48,960
75th Percentile Wage
$60,740
90th Percentile Wage
$75,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical drafters in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $75,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,060.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.93
25th Percentile Wage
$18.39
50th Percentile Wage
$23.54
75th Percentile Wage
$29.20
90th Percentile Wage
$36.39

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical drafters in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.39. The median hourly salary is $23.54. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.93.

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
201648,9604.00%4.47%
201547,000-0.83%-
201447,3900.21%-
201347,2901.10%-
201246,770--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in state of Missouri ranges from $36,260 to $52,800. The highest paying area for mechanical drafters in Missouri is St Louis with a median annual salary of $52,800. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers (mean annual salary $49,590). The lowest paying area is North Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,260.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Louis
$52,800
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$49,590
Kansas City
$49,240
St Joseph
$45,850
Springfield
$41,250
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$38,370
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$37,070
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$36,260


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