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Mechanical Drafters Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,760
25th Percentile Wage
$55,990
50th Percentile Wage
$81,940
75th Percentile Wage
$102,940
90th Percentile Wage
$121,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical drafters in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $121,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,760.

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
$81,940
7.93% 11.81%
2016
$75,440
2.62% -
2015
$73,460
3.63% -
2014
$70,790
0.03% -
2013
$70,770
-2.11% -
2012
$72,260
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical drafters in state of Washington ranges from $43,130 to $92,620. The highest paying area for mechanical drafters in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $92,620. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $91,080). The lowest paying area is Spokane with a median annual salary of $43,130.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$92,620
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$91,080
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$58,280
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$56,950
Tacoma
$56,080
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$55,640
Bellingham
$55,580
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$52,940
Bremerton-Silverdale
$49,370
Spokane
$43,130




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