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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,800
25th Percentile Wage
$44,760
50th Percentile Wage
$57,830
75th Percentile Wage
$76,260
90th Percentile Wage
$99,600

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 $99,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,800.

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
$57,830
1.28% 10.41%
2016
$57,090
-1.72% -
2015
$58,070
0.65% -
2014
$57,690
2.65% -
2013
$56,160
7.75% -
2012
$51,810
- -

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 $67,470. The highest paying area for mechanical drafters in Texas is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown with a median annual salary of $67,470. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Midland (mean annual salary $64,810). The lowest paying area is Lubbock with a median annual salary of $32,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$67,470
Midland
$64,810
Victoria
$63,420
Tyler
$61,260
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$58,580
Corpus Christi
$57,360
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$54,620
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$54,310
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$54,050
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$53,770
Abilene
$53,650
Fort Worth-Arlington
$53,220
Odessa
$52,520
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$52,160
El Paso
$51,740
Waco
$51,640
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$51,480
Amarillo
$49,320
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$48,910
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$47,320
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$44,990
Brownsville-Harlingen
$43,790
Longview
$43,520
College Station-Bryan
$38,970
Lubbock
$32,300




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