Other Drafters Salary Information

The salary statistics of other drafters are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of other drafters within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The other drafters annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Other Drafters Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,180
25th Percentile Wage
$39,570
50th Percentile Wage
$50,470
75th Percentile Wage
$64,230
90th Percentile Wage
$82,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other drafters. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) other drafters is $82,680. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,180. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 156% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of other drafters from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,4701.62%8.64%
201549,650-0.68%-
201449,9904.62%-
201347,6803.29%-
201246,110--

Table 2. Other Drafters Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of other drafters in 15 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for other drafters occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $69,200. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $34,450).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$69,200
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$56,890
Transportation and Warehousing
$56,480
Information
$54,650
Federal, State, and Local Government
$54,090
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$53,780
Mining
$53,390
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,950
Wholesale Trade
$51,720
Educational Services
$49,950
Construction
$48,980
Manufacturing
$47,550
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$45,630
Retail Trade
$38,940
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$34,450

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Other Drafters by States

From the above tables we note that not only other drafters salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of other drafters in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $28,880 to $62,720. The highest paying state for other drafters is Virginia with a median annual salary of $62,720. The lowest paying state is Oklahoma with a median annual salary of $28,880. For more salary information of other drafters profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Virginia
$62,720
Washington
$62,140
Hawaii
$59,020
New York
$57,400
California
$57,350
Idaho
$56,930
Montana
$56,820
New Hampshire
$55,860
Colorado
$54,000
Connecticut
$53,760
Georgia
$53,050
Kansas
$52,650
Oregon
$52,000
New Jersey
$51,890
Massachusetts
$51,460
Pennsylvania
$51,430
Texas
$50,710
Ohio
$50,110
Arizona
$49,990
Wisconsin
$49,960
Nevada
$49,610
Minnesota
$49,280
South Carolina
$49,260
Louisiana
$49,010
Indiana
$48,210
Maryland
$47,970
Iowa
$47,780
Illinois
$47,520
Florida
$47,110
Missouri
$46,170
North Carolina
$45,540
Rhode Island
$44,700
Kentucky
$43,340
Michigan
$43,310
New Mexico
$43,090
Alabama
$41,280
Tennessee
$40,740
Arkansas
$40,020
Utah
$39,630
Nebraska
$37,910
North Dakota
$37,310
Puerto Rico
$29,490
Oklahoma
$28,880


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