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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 information of mechanical drafters in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Mechanical Drafters in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,200
25th Percentile Wage
$37,120
50th Percentile Wage
$47,120
75th Percentile Wage
$59,240
90th Percentile Wage
$72,380

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 $72,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $27,200.

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
$47,120
-2.67% -8.62%
2016
$48,380
-4.59% -
2015
$50,600
-3.22% -
2014
$52,230
-1.36% -
2013
$52,940
3.32% -
2012
$51,180
- -

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 $47,120 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 33.0 percent (33.0%) lower than that in the highest paying Newark-Union and 18.2 percent (18.2%) higher than that in the lowest paying West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$70,360
Philadelphia
$62,170
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$59,320
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$54,720
Lebanon
$54,430
Pittsburgh
$53,160
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$52,740
State College
$50,680
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$50,460
Lancaster
$50,310
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$48,740
Reading
$47,450
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$47,120
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$46,910
Erie
$46,670
Johnstown
$45,340
York-Hanover
$44,320
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$42,870
Williamsport
$40,280
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$38,530



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