Mechanical Design Drafter Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$52,000
$42,000
Min 10%
$52,000
Median 50%
$64,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Moog
Highest Paying City
Fremont, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
4.4 years
How much does a mechanical design drafter make?
Mechanical Design Drafters in America make an average salary of $52,508 per year or $25.24 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $64,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $42,000 per year. Professional companies and Technology companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Alaska, California, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island have the highest paying Mechanical Design Drafter jobs. The typical tenure for a Mechanical Design Drafter is 4.4 years.

Average Mechanical Design Drafter Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Mechanical Design Drafter in the United States is $52,508 per year or $25.24 per hour. The city with the highest Mechanical Design Drafter salary is Fremont, CA at $63,868 per year. Even an entry-level Mechanical Design Drafter makes $38,000 per year in Fremont, CA. Alaska, California, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island are the states with the highest payscale for Mechanical Design Drafters. The lowest earning states are Alabama, Florida, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and North Carolina.

Map of Mechanical Design Drafter Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Mechanical Design Drafters earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Mechanical Design Drafter Salary By Company

Mechanical Design Drafter jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Professional companies and Technology companies have the most job opportunities for Mechanical Design Drafters. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Mechanical Design Drafters are Moog and Victaulic. Companies like United Technologies and The Judge Group also pay high salaries to their Mechanical Design Drafters.

Average Mechanical Design Drafter Pay By Industry

Mechanical Design Drafter salaries can vary depending on the industry. By looking at our data, we can see that Energy companies, Manufacturing companies, and Technology companies pay their Mechanical Design Drafters well. Salaries for Mechanical Design Drafters in Energy companies average $56,944 annually, while Manufacturing companies and Technology companies pay $52,706 and $51,619, respectively. At $47,675, the average salary for Mechanical Design Drafters in the Professional industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Energy
Energy
$56,944
$57k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$52,706
$53k
Technology
Technology
$51,619
$52k
Automotive
Automotive
$51,546
$52k
Construction
Construction
$50,093
$50k
Health Care
Health Care
$49,973
$50k
Professional
Professional
$47,675
$48k

Mechanical Design Drafter Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Mechanical Design Drafter Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Mechanical Design Drafter
04/24/2020
$44,000
Selectek
Mechanical Designer/Drafter
04/07/2020
$52,175
Selectek
Mechanical Drafter/Designer
04/03/2020
$45,914
Impact Staffing
Mechanical Design Drafter
03/13/2020
$37,566
Selectek
Mechanical Designer/Drafter
03/09/2020
$52,175
Selectek
Mechanical Drafter/Designer-Revit
03/02/2020
$45,914
Consultnet
Mechanical Designer/Drafter
02/29/2020
$37,566
Selectek
Mechanical Drafter/Designer
02/18/2020
$50,088
Randstad
Mechanical Design Drafter
01/29/2020
$58,436
Selectek
Mechanical Design Drafter
01/27/2020
$52,175
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