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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
15,300 3.7 % $ 28.04 $ 58,330 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Drafters, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.74 $ 22.19 $ 26.08 $ 32.63 $ 41.09
Annual Wage (2) $ 36,900 $ 46,150 $ 54,240 $ 67,880 $ 85,470


Industry profile for Drafters, All Other:

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 4,360 0.29 $ 29.63 $ 61,630
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,480 0.45 $ 24.92 $ 51,820
Building Equipment Contractors 710 0.03 $ 32.97 $ 68,570
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 700 0.15 $ 25.21 $ 52,450
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 490 0.07 $ 25.29 $ 52,610

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) 1,480 0.45 $ 24.92 $ 51,820
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 4,360 0.29 $ 29.63 $ 61,630
Ship and Boat Building 380 0.26 $ 27.72 $ 57,660
Specialized Design Services 280 0.21 $ 23.49 $ 48,870
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 700 0.15 $ 25.21 $ 52,450

Top paying industries for Drafters, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 90 0.02 $ 39.07 $ 81,260
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 110 0.03 $ 38.51 $ 80,090
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 70 0.02 $ 37.40 $ 77,780
Scientific Research and Development Services 90 0.01 $ 33.60 $ 69,900
Management of Companies and Enterprises 220 0.01 $ 33.14 $ 68,940


Geographic profile for Drafters, All Other:

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.



Map of employment of drafters, all other by state, May 2021


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 2,070 0.13 1.15 $ 29.94 $ 62,260
Texas 1,560 0.13 1.18 $ 26.46 $ 55,030
Louisiana 900 0.50 4.62 $ 27.22 $ 56,610
Florida 870 0.10 0.93 $ 24.68 $ 51,330
New York 770 0.09 0.81 $ 30.17 $ 62,760


Map of location quotient of drafters, all other by state, May 2021


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 900 0.50 4.62 $ 27.22 $ 56,610
Oregon 620 0.34 3.13 $ 26.74 $ 55,630
Montana 140 0.30 2.75 $ 28.29 $ 58,850
Kentucky 320 0.17 1.60 $ 21.28 $ 44,250
Georgia 740 0.17 1.56 $ 31.51 $ 65,530


Map of annual mean wages of drafters, all other by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Drafters, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 500 0.16 1.45 $ 35.21 $ 73,240
Massachusetts 180 0.05 0.50 $ 33.93 $ 70,570
New Jersey 590 0.15 1.40 $ 33.05 $ 68,740
Maryland 380 0.15 1.37 $ 32.06 $ 66,680
Georgia 740 0.17 1.56 $ 31.51 $ 65,530



Map of employment of drafters, all other by area, May 2021


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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 950 0.11 1.01 $ 32.42 $ 67,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 680 0.12 1.10 $ 26.78 $ 55,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 540 0.21 1.93 $ 33.70 $ 70,100
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 480 0.11 1.04 $ 27.38 $ 56,940
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 450 0.15 1.42 $ 28.52 $ 59,330
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 420 0.12 1.07 $ 27.02 $ 56,210
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 380 0.33 3.08 $ 28.70 $ 59,700
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 350 0.16 1.52 $ 26.54 $ 55,190
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 350 0.18 1.67 $ 37.31 $ 77,600
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 320 0.21 1.93 $ 29.49 $ 61,330


Map of location quotient of drafters, all other by area, May 2021


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)
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 70 0.84 7.74 $ 28.12 $ 58,490
Lafayette, LA 130 0.67 6.19 $ 26.20 $ 54,500
Lake Charles, LA 60 0.65 6.02 $ 24.15 $ 50,230
Baton Rouge, LA 230 0.62 5.73 $ 28.64 $ 59,570
Bend-Redmond, OR 40 0.48 4.44 $ 24.61 $ 51,200
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 240 0.47 4.33 $ 28.96 $ 60,240
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 70 0.45 4.18 $ 24.42 $ 50,800
Salem, OR 70 0.38 3.53 $ 24.52 $ 50,990
St. Cloud, MN 40 0.37 3.41 $ 27.60 $ 57,400
Eugene, OR 50 0.37 3.37 $ 23.50 $ 48,880


Map of annual mean wages of drafters, all other by area, May 2021


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)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 350 0.18 1.67 $ 37.31 $ 77,600
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 300 0.14 1.25 $ 36.97 $ 76,910
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 120 0.05 0.42 $ 35.37 $ 73,580
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 100 0.09 0.87 $ 34.31 $ 71,370
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 170 0.14 1.27 $ 34.02 $ 70,760
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 540 0.21 1.93 $ 33.70 $ 70,100
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 950 0.11 1.01 $ 32.42 $ 67,440
Pittsburgh, PA 70 0.06 0.59 $ 32.18 $ 66,940
Trenton, NJ (8) (8) (8) $ 32.07 $ 66,710
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 110 0.12 1.09 $ 31.37 $ 65,240

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 Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.54 4.98 $ 29.32 $ 60,980
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.25 2.26 $ 29.25 $ 60,840
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.66 $ 26.60 $ 55,330
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 3.21 $ 23.47 $ 48,830
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 1.84 $ 22.35 $ 46,480

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 Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.54 4.98 $ 29.32 $ 60,980
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 3.21 $ 23.47 $ 48,830
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.66 $ 26.60 $ 55,330
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.25 2.26 $ 29.25 $ 60,840
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.84 $ 20.79 $ 43,240

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.54 4.98 $ 29.32 $ 60,980
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.25 2.26 $ 29.25 $ 60,840
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.66 $ 26.60 $ 55,330
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.50 $ 25.13 $ 52,270
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 3.21 $ 23.47 $ 48,830


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022