Mechanical Drafters Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,530
25th Percentile Wage
$45,150
50th Percentile Wage
$57,090
75th Percentile Wage
$75,800
90th Percentile Wage
$99,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical drafters in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $99,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,530.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.04
25th Percentile Wage
$21.71
50th Percentile Wage
$27.45
75th Percentile Wage
$36.44
90th Percentile Wage
$47.63

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical drafters in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $47.63. The median hourly salary is $27.45. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.04.

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
201657,090-1.72%9.25%
201558,0700.65%-
201457,6902.65%-
201356,1607.75%-
201251,810--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in state of Texas ranges from $32,300 to $71,760. The highest paying area for mechanical drafters in Texas is Tyler with a median annual salary of $71,760. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (mean annual salary $65,650). The lowest paying area is Lubbock with a median annual salary of $32,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tyler
$71,760
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$65,650
Victoria
$63,420
Corpus Christi
$56,820
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$54,750
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$54,340
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$53,940
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$53,380
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$52,530
Odessa
$52,520
Waco
$52,190
Fort Worth-Arlington
$51,810
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$51,600
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$51,480
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$48,910
Longview
$47,740
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$47,320
Brownsville-Harlingen
$42,010
Lubbock
$32,300



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