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What is the average salary for Drafters in the United States?

Drafters earn an average hourly wage of $25.23. Hourly wages typically start from $15.78 and go up to $36.37. Drafters earn an average salary of $52,480 per year. Salaries typically start from $32,820 and go up to $75,650.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Drafters in the United States earn:

$36.37 an hour $75,650 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Drafters in the United States earn:

$29.46 an hour $61,280 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Drafters in the United States earn:

$24.03 an hour $49,970 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Drafters in the United States earn:

$19.37 an hour $40,290 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Drafters in the United States earn:

$15.78 an hour $32,820 per year

Historical salary for Drafters in the United States

Drafter salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Drafter Salary in Rhode Island $29.07 $60,460 # 1
Drafter Salary in California $28.41 $59,100 # 2
Drafter Salary in Connecticut $27.71 $57,630 # 3
Drafter Salary in Louisiana $27.11 $56,380 # 4
Drafter Salary in New Jersey $26.83 $55,800 # 5
Drafter Salary in Maryland $26.73 $55,590 # 6
Drafter Salary in Alaska $26.72 $55,580 # 7
Drafter Salary in Delaware $26.64 $55,400 # 8
Drafter Salary in Colorado $26.48 $55,070 # 9
Drafter Salary in Washington $26.45 $55,020 # 10
Drafter Salary in Texas $26.25 $54,600 # 11
Drafter Salary in New York $26.20 $54,490 # 12
Drafter Salary in District of Columbia $25.98 $54,040 # 13
Drafter Salary in Georgia $25.96 $54,000 # 14
Drafter Salary in Massachusetts $25.78 $53,620 # 15
Drafter Salary in North Carolina $25.56 $53,160 # 16
Drafter Salary in Virginia $25.34 $52,710 # 17
Drafter Salary in Oklahoma $25.18 $52,380 # 18
Drafter Salary in Oregon $24.83 $51,640 # 19
Drafter Salary in New Hampshire $24.80 $51,590 # 20
Drafter Salary in Pennsylvania $24.63 $51,220 # 21
Drafter Salary in Minnesota $24.46 $50,870 # 22
Drafter Salary in New Mexico $24.36 $50,680 # 23
Drafter Salary in Missouri $23.95 $49,820 # 24
Drafter Salary in Nevada $23.84 $49,580 # 25
Drafter Salary in Alabama $23.77 $49,430 # 26
Drafter Salary in Michigan $23.66 $49,210 # 27
Drafter Salary in Arizona $23.50 $48,880 # 28
Drafter Salary in Tennessee $23.50 $48,870 # 29
Drafter Salary in South Carolina $23.45 $48,780 # 30
Drafter Salary in North Dakota $23.36 $48,580 # 31
Drafter Salary in Florida $23.34 $48,550 # 32
Drafter Salary in Maine $23.19 $48,240 # 33
Drafter Salary in Ohio $23.19 $48,230 # 34
Drafter Salary in Iowa $23.15 $48,160 # 35
Drafter Salary in Wisconsin $23.12 $48,090 # 36
Drafter Salary in Kentucky $23.07 $47,980 # 37
Drafter Salary in Utah $23.04 $47,930 # 38
Drafter Salary in Indiana $22.94 $47,710 # 39
Drafter Salary in Montana $22.57 $46,940 # 40
Drafter Salary in Illinois $22.56 $46,930 # 41
Drafter Salary in Nebraska $22.40 $46,590 # 42
Drafter Salary in Idaho $22.29 $46,360 # 43
Drafter Salary in Hawaii $22.05 $45,860 # 44
Drafter Salary in Mississippi $21.80 $45,340 # 45
Drafter Salary in Kansas $21.77 $45,290 # 46
Drafter Salary in Vermont $21.74 $45,220 # 47
Drafter Salary in Arkansas $21.69 $45,120 # 48
Drafter Salary in Wyoming $20.91 $43,490 # 49
Drafter Salary in West Virginia $19.31 $40,160 # 50
Drafter Salary in South Dakota $18.79 $39,090 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics