Drafter earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Drafter salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $76,470
Massachusetts $62,880
District of Columbia $62,230
Maryland $62,230
California $61,820
Illinois $61,760
Ohio $61,650
Colorado $61,610
Washington $61,170
Connecticut $60,980
Hawaii $60,980
New Jersey $60,980
New York $60,850
Vermont $60,780
Nevada $60,670
Minnesota $60,640
Rhode Island $60,460
Pennsylvania $60,380
Georgia $60,360
Arizona $60,220
New Hampshire $60,220
South Carolina $59,950
Delaware $59,330
Oregon $59,330
Wisconsin $59,330
Iowa $59,240
Texas $59,110
Tennessee $58,730
North Carolina $58,410
Virginia $58,110
West Virginia $57,780
Maine $57,260
Missouri $56,400
Louisiana $55,760
Indiana $54,830
New Mexico $49,930
Alabama $49,770
Arkansas $49,320
Oklahoma $49,250
Florida $48,720
Montana $48,680
North Dakota $48,670
Nebraska $48,670
Wyoming $48,670
Kansas $48,460
Utah $48,460
Michigan $48,410
Kentucky $47,840
Idaho $47,600
Guam $47,120
Mississippi $46,880
South Dakota $44,680
Puerto Rico $30,000

How do drafter salaries compare to similar careers?

Drafters earn about the same as related careers in South Carolina. On average, they make less than operations research analysts but more than sound engineering technicians.

Career Median Salary
Operations research analyst salary $79K
Technical writer salary $77K
Online merchant salary $67K
Industrial designer salary $77K
Statistician salary $62K
Drafter salary $60K
Hydroelectric plant technician salary $59K
Graphic designer salary $47K
Audio visual technician salary $45K
Sound engineering technician salary $48K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)