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Mechanical Drafters in Georgia

Considering a career as a Mechanical Drafter in Georgia?

16.5% Jobs Projection
$52,790 Median Salary
120 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Mechanical Drafters in Georgia are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Mechanical Drafters in Georgia is growing faster than average.

  • Mechanical Drafters in Georgia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Mechanical Drafters Work in Georgia?

In 2018, there were 770 Mechanical Drafters working in the state.

There were 1,220 Mechanical Drafters employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 450 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Mechanical Drafters in GA Employment Trend

The amount of Mechanical Drafters working in the state is similar to the average state.

Mechanical Drafters in GA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Georgia

Jobs for Mechanical Drafters in this state are growing at a rate of 16.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.2%.

Job Projections for Mechanical Drafters: Nation vs. GA

Georgia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 120 annual job openings, and a total of 1,340 jobs for Georgia Mechanical Drafters in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 5,900 annual jobs and 68,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Mechanical Drafters Make in Georgia?

In 2018 wages for Mechanical Drafters ranged from $33,730 to $76,180 with $52,790 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.22 to $36.63. The median hourly rate was $25.38.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $24.61 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.77.

The median salary in Georgia is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Mechanical Drafters Earnings: GA vs. National Average

Top Georgia Metros for Mechanical Drafters

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Mechanical Drafters.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 440 $57,580
Chattanooga, TN-GA 100 $50,060

Top States for Mechanical Drafters Employment

View the list below to see where most Mechanical Drafters work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 4,830 $58,760
California 4,620 $61,190
Pennsylvania 3,210 $53,000
New York 2,780 $56,470
Illinois 2,770 $55,100
Florida 2,720 $52,010
Michigan 2,530 $56,180
Ohio 2,210 $53,710
Washington 2,060 $79,510
Minnesota 2,030 $58,210
Wisconsin 1,980 $49,940
Massachusetts 1,880 $54,140
Maryland 1,340 $61,170
Indiana 1,280 $49,300
Virginia 1,250 $57,540
Tennessee 1,230 $56,620
North Carolina 1,170 $51,910
Kansas 1,130 $48,870
Oklahoma 1,100 $58,020
Missouri 1,050 $50,810

Below are the states where Mechanical Drafters get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Washington $79,510
New Mexico $71,060
New Jersey $66,280
California $61,190
Maryland $61,170
Colorado $60,710
Connecticut $60,620
Arizona $60,060
Louisiana $59,080
Texas $58,760

Discover similar careers:

Occupation GA Employment Total
Architectural and Civil Drafters 2,830
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 450

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