The salary statistics of mechanical drafters are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of mechanical drafters within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The mechanical 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical drafters. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) mechanical drafters is $85,920. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,490. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 149% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of mechanical drafters from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of mechanical drafters in 14 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 mechanical drafters occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $61,090. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $46,970).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Educational Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only mechanical 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 mechanical drafters in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $33,460 to $75,440. The highest paying state for mechanical drafters is Washington with a median annual salary of $75,440. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $33,460. For more salary information of mechanical drafters profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New Mexico|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New York|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |