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Mechanical Drafters Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,500
25th Percentile Wage
$43,610
50th Percentile Wage
$55,860
75th Percentile Wage
$73,090
90th Percentile Wage
$95,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical drafters in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $95,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,500.

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
$55,860
10.97% 14.59%
2016
$49,730
-0.80% -
2015
$50,130
3.67% -
2014
$48,290
0.25% -
2013
$48,170
0.95% -
2012
$47,710
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in state of Tennessee ranges from $43,570 to $66,700. The highest paying area for mechanical drafters in Tennessee is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $66,700. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (mean annual salary $59,020). The lowest paying area is Morristown with a median annual salary of $43,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$66,700
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$59,020
Memphis
$55,490
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$54,870
Knoxville
$54,850
Jackson
$54,080
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$49,710
Chattanooga
$47,250
Clarksville
$46,420
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$46,020
Morristown
$43,570




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