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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

17-3019 Drafters, All Other

All drafters not listed separately.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
14,600 3.5 % $26.37 $54,840 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.08 $19.49 $25.40 $31.05 $38.67
Annual Wage (2) $33,450 $40,530 $52,830 $64,590 $80,430


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 3,480 0.23 $26.57 $55,260
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,340 0.38 $24.40 $50,740
Building Equipment Contractors 830 0.04 $30.59 $63,620
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 640 0.04 $24.13 $50,190
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 560 0.11 $23.32 $48,500

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,340 0.38 $24.40 $50,740
Ship and Boat Building 340 0.24 $23.75 $49,400
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 3,480 0.23 $26.57 $55,260
Specialized Design Services 220 0.15 $27.76 $57,740
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 110 0.13 $24.23 $50,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.04 $44.65 $92,880
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 130 0.03 $42.59 $88,580
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 70 0.02 $34.33 $71,420
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 160 0.04 $33.64 $69,980
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 $33.44 $69,560


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,660 0.10 0.96 $27.95 $58,150
Louisiana 1,620 0.84 8.46 $26.25 $54,590
Texas 1,330 0.11 1.08 $24.09 $50,110
Oregon 890 0.47 4.71 $28.16 $58,570
Florida 830 0.09 0.95 $25.06 $52,130




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 1,620 0.84 8.46 $26.25 $54,590
Oregon 890 0.47 4.71 $28.16 $58,570
Vermont 100 0.32 3.19 $25.19 $52,390
Montana 140 0.29 2.95 $27.95 $58,140
Minnesota 640 0.22 2.25 $27.05 $56,260




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 300 0.11 1.14 $37.30 $77,580
New York 650 0.07 0.68 $31.18 $64,850
Massachusetts 100 0.03 0.29 $29.20 $60,750
New Jersey 230 0.06 0.56 $28.63 $59,550
New Mexico 50 0.06 0.63 $28.46 $59,190





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 720 0.11 1.16 $26.83 $55,800
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 620 0.51 5.12 $30.18 $62,780
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 570 0.06 0.59 $32.77 $68,160
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 530 0.95 9.53 $26.92 $56,000
Baton Rouge, LA 370 0.94 9.47 $26.87 $55,900
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 370 0.10 1.01 $23.00 $47,840
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 360 0.14 1.37 $27.35 $56,880
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 320 0.16 1.65 $28.76 $59,820
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 290 0.10 0.97 $25.42 $52,870
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 260 0.24 2.40 $28.19 $58,630




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grants Pass, OR 30 1.26 12.63 $22.53 $46,860
Lafayette, LA 190 0.96 9.62 $24.51 $50,990
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 530 0.95 9.53 $26.92 $56,000
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 80 0.95 9.55 $29.88 $62,150
Baton Rouge, LA 370 0.94 9.47 $26.87 $55,900
Monroe, LA 50 0.62 6.19 $27.54 $57,280
Eugene, OR 90 0.59 5.94 $20.70 $43,060
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 620 0.51 5.12 $30.18 $62,780
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 80 0.46 4.64 $24.31 $50,560
Salem, OR 80 0.44 4.42 $25.23 $52,490




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 230 0.16 1.65 $40.19 $83,580
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 190 0.08 0.78 $35.31 $73,450
Greensboro-High Point, NC 30 0.09 0.92 $33.80 $70,310
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 570 0.06 0.59 $32.77 $68,160
Salt Lake City, UT (8) (8) (8) $31.32 $65,150
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 80 0.07 0.68 $31.11 $64,700
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 60 0.06 0.58 $31.00 $64,480
Boulder, CO 60 0.32 3.21 $31.00 $64,470
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 160 0.16 1.57 $30.97 $64,420
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $30.44 $63,310

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.61 6.12 $24.39 $50,730
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 4.64 $30.29 $62,990
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.87 8.77 $24.48 $50,920
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 2.95 $23.59 $49,070
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.62 6.23 $25.22 $52,460

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.87 8.77 $24.48 $50,920
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.62 6.23 $25.22 $52,460
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.61 6.12 $24.39 $50,730
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 4.64 $30.29 $62,990
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 2.95 $23.59 $49,070

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 4.64 $30.29 $62,990
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.71 $53,480
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.62 6.23 $25.22 $52,460
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.95 $51,890
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 1.86 $24.75 $51,480


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020