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Mechanical Drafters Salary Information in South Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,820
25th Percentile Wage
$43,970
50th Percentile Wage
$58,130
75th Percentile Wage
$74,750
90th Percentile Wage
$94,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical drafters in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $94,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,820.

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
$58,130
-1.01% 12.66%
2016
$58,720
0.58% -
2015
$58,380
2.83% -
2014
$56,730
4.53% -
2013
$54,160
6.26% -
2012
$50,770
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in state of South Carolina ranges from $37,990 to $73,180. The highest paying area for mechanical drafters in South Carolina is Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville with a median annual salary of $73,180. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $65,120). The lowest paying area is Florence with a median annual salary of $37,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$73,180
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$65,120
Spartanburg
$60,150
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$56,230
Augusta-Richmond County
$55,470
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$53,510
Columbia
$52,360
Anderson
$42,810
Florence
$37,990




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