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6.5% Jobs Projection
$50,810 Median Salary
100 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Mechanical Drafters Work in Missouri?

There were approximately 1,050 workers employed as Mechanical Drafters in this state in 2018.

There were 1,020 Mechanical Drafters employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Mechanical Drafters in MO Employment Trend

The typical state has 770 Mechanical Drafters working in it, which means Missouri has more Mechanical Drafters than average.

Mechanical Drafters in MO vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Missouri

Jobs for Mechanical Drafters in this state are growing at a rate of 6.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.2%.

Job Projections for Mechanical Drafters: Nation vs. MO

Missouri Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 100 annual job openings, and a total of 1,150 jobs for Missouri 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 Missouri?

In 2018 wages for Mechanical Drafters ranged from $33,840 to $81,120 with $50,810 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.27 to $39. The median hourly rate was $24.43.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $23.49 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.94.

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

Mechanical Drafters Earnings: MO vs. National Average

Top Missouri 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
Kansas City, MO-KS 680 $50,600
St. Louis, MO-IL 550 $56,200
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 140 $45,940
Springfield, MO 120 $40,550
St. Joseph, MO-KS 40 $46,250

Top States for Mechanical Drafters Employment

The table below shows the states 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

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation MO Employment Total
Architectural and Civil Drafters 2,170
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 690


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