Drafter earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Drafter salary by state

State Name Average Salary
District of Columbia $65,100
Maryland $61,400
Connecticut $61,570
California $61,590
Alaska $57,680
New York $58,230
Massachusetts $58,610
Colorado $55,568
New Jersey $57,790
Oregon $55,020
Rhode Island $57,070
Washington $54,490
Hawaii $54,520
Georgia $55,970
North Dakota $56,180
Louisiana $54,490
West Virginia $51,130
Texas $53,340
Missouri $50,420
Oklahoma $53,440
Virginia $51,950
Indiana $50,555
Tennessee $49,800
Minnesota $53,910
Ohio $51,400
New Hampshire $51,840
Wisconsin $51,630
Florida $52,620
North Carolina $51,260
Kansas $49,808
Wyoming $54,090
Delaware $52,890
Alabama $50,000
Iowa $48,840
South Carolina $49,130
Michigan $49,310
Arizona $49,055
Utah $50,530
Maine $50,070
Kentucky $47,480
New Mexico $51,070
Idaho $46,663
Nebraska $48,680
Nevada $46,270
Mississippi $48,090
Arkansas $42,931
Illinois $44,637
Montana $45,940
Vermont $44,820
South Dakota $42,220
Pennsylvania $40,152
Guam $43,190
Puerto Rico $29,760

How do drafter salaries compare to similar careers?

Drafters earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than industrial designers but more than data analysts.

Career Median Salary
Industrial designer salary $67K
Front-End developer salary $51K
Audio engineer salary $52K
Search engine marketing specialist salary $43K
Hydroelectric plant technician salary $57K
Drafter salary $54K
Network administrator salary $47K
Customer success manager salary $46K
Live sound engineer salary $31K
Data analyst salary $44K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)