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Mechanical Drafters Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,110
25th Percentile Wage
$42,620
50th Percentile Wage
$53,030
75th Percentile Wage
$63,200
90th Percentile Wage
$77,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical drafters in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,110.

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
$53,030
-0.08% 10.31%
2016
$53,070
1.58% -
2015
$52,230
3.27% -
2014
$50,520
4.12% -
2013
$48,440
1.82% -
2012
$47,560
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Mechanical Drafters in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in state of North Carolina ranges from $38,490 to $64,870. The highest paying area for mechanical drafters in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $64,870. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Wilmington (mean annual salary $61,620). The lowest paying area is Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$64,870
Wilmington
$61,620
Asheville
$58,910
Winston-Salem
$57,940
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$56,690
Raleigh-Cary
$53,590
Greensboro-High Point
$52,510
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$48,970
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$48,910
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$45,810
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$38,490




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