Mechanical Drafter in Houston, Texas Salary

Houston Mechanical Drafters pull down an average of $18.61 per hour. Though the majority of Mechanical Drafters in Houston do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$42,287 - $52,903
$45K
MEDIAN: $45,011
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$13.58 - $27.62
$14
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $18.61
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$45,011  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,300  
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
Total Pay (?
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$31,233 - $58,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.58 - $27.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.17  
Overtime
$20.12 - $33.75  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,300  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,233 - $58,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
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Key Stats for Mechanical Drafter

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Mechanical Drafter Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

▲13%

National Average
$41,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Drafter Salaries

Pro/Engineer
▲23%

Windows Operating System General Use
▲7%

National Average
$41,000

▼1%


autodesk autocad
▼4%

Microsoft Word
▼4%

Microsoft Excel
▼5%

Engineering Design
▼5%


Autodesk Inventor
▼9%

SolidWorks
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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