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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,830
25th Percentile Wage
$40,790
50th Percentile Wage
$49,730
75th Percentile Wage
$66,140
90th Percentile Wage
$84,660

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 $84,660. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,830.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.26
25th Percentile Wage
$19.61
50th Percentile Wage
$23.91
75th Percentile Wage
$31.80
90th Percentile Wage
$40.70

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical drafters in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $40.70. The median hourly salary is $23.91. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.26.

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
201649,730-0.80%4.06%
201550,1303.67%-
201448,2900.25%-
201348,1700.95%-
201247,710--

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 $44,260 to $66,500. The highest paying area for mechanical drafters in Tennessee is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $66,500. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Knoxville (mean annual salary $54,390). The lowest paying area is Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,260.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$66,500
Knoxville
$54,390
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$50,580
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$49,710
Chattanooga
$49,110
Memphis
$47,630
Clarksville
$46,420
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$46,020
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$44,260



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