The median annual wage for drafters was $52,720 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $33,590, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $83,350.
Median annual wages for drafters in May 2015 were as follows:
Electrical and electronics drafters
Architectural and civil drafters
Drafters, all other
In May 2015, the median annual wages for drafters in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Architectural, engineering, and related services
Most drafters work full time.
Median annual wages, May 2015
Drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics