Drafter earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Drafter salary by state

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

How do drafter salaries compare to similar careers?

Drafters earn 9% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than industrial designers but more than graphic designers.

Career Median Salary
Industrial designer salary $67K
Technical writer salary $65K
Audio engineer salary $53K
Hydroelectric plant technician salary $58K
Desktop publisher salary $45K
Drafter salary $48K
Audio and video equipment technician salary $46K
Broadcast and sound engineering technician salary $41K
Graphic designer salary $39K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)