Drafters in America make an average salary of $45,694 per year or $21.97 per hour.There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 31,000. The top 10 percent earn over $63,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $32,000 annually.Most Drafter jobs are in Professional companies and Construction companies.The best states for high paying Drafter jobs are California, District of Columbia, Connecticut, Arizona, and Massachusetts.Most Drafters spend 2.8 years in the position.
Drafters in the United States of America make on average $45,694 a year or $21.97 per hour.San Francisco, CA reports the highest annual salary for Drafters at 63,599.Not only that, San Francisco, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $37,000.The top 5 states with the highest reported Drafter salaries are California, District of Columbia, Connecticut, Arizona, and Massachusetts.Vermont, Kentucky, and Nebraska have the lowest Drafter salaries.
Drafters report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others.Professional companies and Construction companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities.Drafters at Crane Co. and Jacobs Engineering Group report the highest salaries.Also, companies like ManTech International and Star Fleet pay their Drafters very well.
Wages for Drafters can differ based on the industry they work in.Our data shows that Automotive companies, Construction companies, and Technology companies tend to have the highest salaries for Drafters.Salaries for Drafters in Automotive companies average $49,736 annually, while Construction companies and Technology companies pay $46,759 and $46,591, respectively.The types of companies that pay Drafters the least are in the Professional industry, where the average annual salary is $41,636.