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Mechanical Drafters Salary Information in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of mechanical drafters in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of mechanical drafters in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Mechanical Drafters in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,270
25th Percentile Wage
$36,130
50th Percentile Wage
$48,380
75th Percentile Wage
$59,700
90th Percentile Wage
$70,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical drafters in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $70,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $27,270.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.11
25th Percentile Wage
$17.37
50th Percentile Wage
$23.26
75th Percentile Wage
$28.70
90th Percentile Wage
$33.94

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical drafters in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $33.94. The median hourly salary is $23.26. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.11.

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
201648,380-4.59%-5.79%
201550,600-3.22%-
201452,230-1.36%-
201352,9403.32%-
201251,180--

Table 3. Compare Mechanical Drafters Salary in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $48,380 in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is in the middle of salary range for mechanical drafters in state of Pennsylvania. In comparison, the annual salary of mechanical drafters in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is 24.7 percent (24.7%) lower than that in the highest paying Newark-Union and 20.3 percent (20.3%) higher than that in the lowest paying West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$64,220
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$59,080
Philadelphia
$59,060
Pittsburgh
$51,970
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$51,490
Lancaster
$51,070
State College
$50,680
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$50,470
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$50,290
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$48,380
Reading
$47,900
Erie
$47,480
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$47,320
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$46,910
Johnstown
$45,340
York-Hanover
$42,270
Williamsport
$40,280
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$38,830
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$38,550

See also: Top paying jobs in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania.