What is a Drafter?
Drafter Job Description All drafters not listed separately.
Related Job Titles for this Occupation:
- Engineering Drafter
- Drafting Layout Worker
- Form Designer
- CAD Designer (Computer-Aided Design Designer)
- Marine Drafter
Job Demand for Drafters
There were about 15,900 jobs for Drafter in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 8.2% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 1,300 new jobs for Drafter by 2026. The BLS estimates 1,500 yearly job openings in this field.
The states with the most job growth for Drafter are Nevada, Arizona, and Florida. 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?
The average yearly salary of a Drafter ranges between $33,000 and $79,980.
Drafters who work in Maryland, Montana, or Wisconsin, make the highest salaries.
How much do Drafters make in different U.S. states?
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Where Drafters Are Employed
Below are examples of industries where Drafters work:
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