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What is a Drafter?

Career Description All drafters not listed separately.

Other Drafter Job Titles

  • Laboratory Worker
  • Detailer
  • Marine Drafter
  • Engineering Technician
  • Detail Drafter

Job Outlook for Drafters

There were about 15,900 jobs for Drafters in 2016 (in the United States).

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 8% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 1,300 new jobs for Drafters by 2026. There will be an estimated 1,500 positions for Drafter per year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Drafters in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Drafters are Texas, Florida, and Oregon.

Watch out if you plan on working in Vermont, Wyoming, or South Carolina. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

How Much Does a Drafter Make?

Drafters Make between $33,000 and $79,980 a year. The median salary is $51,850.

Salary Ranges for Drafters

How much do Drafters make in different U.S. states?

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

Maryland

$79,050

New York

$62,560

Mississippi

$62,060

Wisconsin

$60,320

New Mexico

$59,730

Washington

$58,940

Montana

$58,330

Louisiana

$57,520

Oregon

$57,000

Illinois

$56,940

California

$56,660

North Carolina

$55,850

Kentucky

$55,400

Virginia

$55,040

New Jersey

$54,950

Massachusetts

$53,860

Arizona

$53,630

Minnesota

$53,600

North Dakota

$53,550

Nebraska

$53,460

Ohio

$53,190

Nevada

$52,950

Colorado

$52,920

Iowa

$52,740

Tennessee

$52,200

Hawaii

$52,180

Georgia

$51,920

Vermont

$51,780

Connecticut

$51,120

Pennsylvania

$50,960

Delaware

$50,900

Utah

$50,790

Missouri

$50,580

Idaho

$50,510

Michigan

$49,600

Texas

$48,450

Florida

$48,260

Rhode Island

$48,220

West Virginia

$46,740

Kansas

$45,530

Indiana

$44,600

Alabama

$42,790

Who Employs Drafters?

Drafter Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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