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Mechanical Drafters Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,220
25th Percentile Wage
$46,180
50th Percentile Wage
$56,560
75th Percentile Wage
$69,440
90th Percentile Wage
$79,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical drafters in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,370. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,220.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.32
25th Percentile Wage
$22.20
50th Percentile Wage
$27.19
75th Percentile Wage
$33.38
90th Percentile Wage
$38.15

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical drafters in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.15. The median hourly salary is $27.19. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.32.

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
201656,5602.76%8.47%
201555,0004.62%-
201452,460-0.40%-
201352,6701.71%-
201251,770--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in state of Virginia ranges from $38,110 to $56,640. The highest paying area for mechanical drafters in Virginia is Richmond with a median annual salary of $56,640. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol (mean annual salary $52,830). The lowest paying area is Harrisonburg with a median annual salary of $38,110.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Richmond
$56,640
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$52,830
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$48,440
Lynchburg
$47,590
Roanoke
$45,200
Harrisonburg
$38,110


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