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Mechanical Drafters Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for mechanical drafters in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mechanical drafters among Pennsylvania 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Mechanical Drafters in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,850
25th Percentile Wage
$40,190
50th Percentile Wage
$50,770
75th Percentile Wage
$62,130
90th Percentile Wage
$76,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical drafters in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,330. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,850.

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
$50,770
0.39% 8.86%
2016
$50,570
-1.48% -
2015
$51,320
1.50% -
2014
$50,550
4.95% -
2013
$48,050
3.70% -
2012
$46,270
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $38,530 to $70,360. The highest paying area for mechanical drafters in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $70,360. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $62,170). The lowest paying area is West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,530.

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




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