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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

17-3019 Drafters, All Other

All drafters not listed separately.


National estimates for Drafters, All Other
Industry profile for Drafters, All Other
Geographic profile for Drafters, All Other

National estimates for Drafters, All Other: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Drafters, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
13,850 4.1 % $ 27.18 $ 56,530 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Drafters, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 16.39 $ 19.99 $ 26.20 $ 32.35 $ 39.99
Annual Wage (2) $ 34,100 $ 41,570 $ 54,500 $ 67,300 $ 83,170


Industry profile for Drafters, All Other: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Drafters, All Other are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Drafters, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Drafters, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 4,150 0.28 $ 27.91 $ 58,050
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,250 0.38 $ 24.88 $ 51,760
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 730 0.05 $ 25.42 $ 52,870
Building Equipment Contractors 580 0.03 $ 29.96 $ 62,320
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 560 0.12 $ 24.19 $ 50,320

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Drafters, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,250 0.38 $ 24.88 $ 51,760
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 4,150 0.28 $ 27.91 $ 58,050
Specialized Design Services 220 0.16 $ 26.47 $ 55,050
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 560 0.12 $ 24.19 $ 50,320
Ship and Boat Building 150 0.11 $ 26.32 $ 54,740

Top paying industries for Drafters, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 50 0.01 $ 36.54 $ 76,000
Scientific Research and Development Services 70 0.01 $ 33.74 $ 70,180
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $ 32.74 $ 68,090
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 30 0.03 $ 32.53 $ 67,660
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 80 0.02 $ 32.20 $ 66,970


Geographic profile for Drafters, All Other: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Drafters, All Other are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Drafters, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Drafters, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,710 0.10 1.05 $ 29.84 $ 62,060
Louisiana 1,570 0.87 8.77 $ 26.18 $ 54,450
Texas 1,040 0.09 0.86 $ 24.22 $ 50,380
Oregon 830 0.46 4.62 $ 28.77 $ 59,830
Florida 800 0.09 0.95 $ 26.53 $ 55,190




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Drafters, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 1,570 0.87 8.77 $ 26.18 $ 54,450
Oregon 830 0.46 4.62 $ 28.77 $ 59,830
Vermont 90 0.34 3.39 $ 25.41 $ 52,850
Montana 150 0.32 3.21 $ 27.61 $ 57,440
Minnesota 640 0.24 2.38 $ 27.55 $ 57,300




Top paying states for Drafters, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 240 0.09 0.94 $ 36.83 $ 76,600
New York 500 0.06 0.58 $ 32.76 $ 68,150
Maine 50 0.09 0.90 $ 30.02 $ 62,450
West Virginia 40 0.06 0.58 $ 29.92 $ 62,230
California 1,710 0.10 1.05 $ 29.84 $ 62,060





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Drafters, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 580 0.10 1.00 $ 27.49 $ 57,170
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 560 0.49 4.89 $ 30.87 $ 64,200
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 520 1.01 10.10 $ 25.32 $ 52,660
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 500 0.06 0.56 $ 33.71 $ 70,110
Baton Rouge, LA 390 1.05 10.53 $ 28.50 $ 59,270
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 380 0.20 2.05 $ 29.18 $ 60,690
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 350 0.24 2.42 $ 29.80 $ 61,990
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 320 0.09 0.91 $ 23.72 $ 49,340
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 320 0.11 1.08 $ 25.32 $ 52,670
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 320 0.13 1.28 $ 29.01 $ 60,340




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Drafters, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lafayette, LA 200 1.05 10.57 $ 24.72 $ 51,420
Baton Rouge, LA 390 1.05 10.53 $ 28.50 $ 59,270
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 520 1.01 10.10 $ 25.32 $ 52,660
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 70 0.86 8.68 $ 28.46 $ 59,190
St. Cloud, MN 60 0.56 5.66 $ 22.31 $ 46,410
Eugene, OR 80 0.56 5.60 $ 21.72 $ 45,180
Salem, OR 90 0.55 5.54 $ 25.93 $ 53,940
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 560 0.49 4.89 $ 30.87 $ 64,200
Bend-Redmond, OR 40 0.47 4.71 $ 26.51 $ 55,140
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 40 0.40 4.04 $ 26.91 $ 55,980




Top paying metropolitan areas for Drafters, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 160 0.12 1.25 $ 40.58 $ 84,410
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 210 0.09 0.92 $ 35.27 $ 73,360
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 500 0.06 0.56 $ 33.71 $ 70,110
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 120 0.12 1.25 $ 33.70 $ 70,090
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 50 0.05 0.54 $ 33.55 $ 69,780
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 60 0.02 0.24 $ 32.42 $ 67,430
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 70 0.06 0.63 $ 32.33 $ 67,240
Salt Lake City, UT (8) (8) (8) $ 32.06 $ 66,670
Kennewick-Richland, WA (8) (8) (8) $ 31.60 $ 65,720
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 560 0.49 4.89 $ 30.87 $ 64,200

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Drafters, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.80 8.04 $ 26.01 $ 54,110
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 4.64 $ 30.35 $ 63,130
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.66 6.58 $ 25.00 $ 51,990
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 2.86 $ 22.64 $ 47,090
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 3.12 $ 17.70 $ 36,820

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Drafters, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.80 8.04 $ 26.01 $ 54,110
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.66 6.58 $ 25.00 $ 51,990
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.48 4.78 $ 29.30 $ 60,940
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 4.64 $ 30.35 $ 63,130
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 3.12 $ 17.70 $ 36,820

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Drafters, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 1.19 $ 34.15 $ 71,030
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 4.64 $ 30.35 $ 63,130
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.48 4.78 $ 29.30 $ 60,940
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 27.07 $ 56,300
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.80 8.04 $ 26.01 $ 54,110


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021