Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
15,530 3.3 % $26.16 $54,410 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.47 $19.02 $24.26 $30.88 $39.75
Annual Wage (2) $32,180 $39,570 $50,470 $64,230 $82,680


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 4,440 0.32 $27.37 $56,940
Building Equipment Contractors 890 0.04 $27.79 $57,810
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 620 0.25 $23.02 $47,880
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 440 0.41 $22.51 $46,830
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 400 0.03 $25.14 $52,290

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 440 0.41 $22.51 $46,830
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 40 0.37 $21.11 $43,910
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 4,440 0.32 $27.37 $56,940
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 620 0.25 $23.02 $47,880
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 170 0.22 $24.04 $49,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $32.40 $67,390
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $31.82 $66,190
Oil and Gas Extraction 40 0.02 $31.72 $65,980
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 40 0.02 $31.48 $65,470
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 40 0.01 $31.28 $65,060


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)
Texas 1,960 0.17 1.51 $28.82 $59,960
Ohio 1,200 0.22 2.03 $24.89 $51,780
Louisiana 1,180 0.61 5.54 $27.21 $56,600
California 1,160 0.07 0.66 $29.34 $61,020
New York 1,050 0.12 1.04 $29.68 $61,720




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 1,180 0.61 5.54 $27.21 $56,600
Oregon 880 0.49 4.45 $25.58 $53,200
Montana 180 0.40 3.62 $26.27 $54,640
Ohio 1,200 0.22 2.03 $24.89 $51,780
Kentucky 370 0.20 1.79 $22.31 $46,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 30 0.03 0.25 $32.05 $66,660
Hawaii 90 0.15 1.33 $29.68 $61,730
New York 1,050 0.12 1.04 $29.68 $61,720
California 1,160 0.07 0.66 $29.34 $61,020
Virginia 320 0.09 0.77 $29.22 $60,780





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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 680 0.60 5.44 $25.72 $53,510
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 620 0.09 0.85 $33.21 $69,070
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 600 0.21 1.86 $37.90 $78,830
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 450 0.19 1.69 $26.06 $54,200
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 410 0.21 1.92 $25.64 $53,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 360 0.19 1.69 $25.33 $52,690
Baton Rouge, LA 320 0.80 7.27 $25.79 $53,640
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 300 0.19 1.70 $30.72 $63,890
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 280 0.27 2.43 $27.12 $56,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.06 0.57 $30.54 $63,530




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)
Monroe, LA 170 2.20 19.93 $30.69 $63,840
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 80 0.91 8.19 $31.16 $64,820
Baton Rouge, LA 320 0.80 7.27 $25.79 $53,640
Lafayette, LA 160 0.79 7.14 $27.68 $57,570
Eugene, OR 90 0.65 5.85 $24.37 $50,680
Idaho Falls, ID 40 0.61 5.55 $31.35 $65,210
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 680 0.60 5.44 $25.72 $53,510
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 260 0.47 4.21 $28.96 $60,240
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 80 0.43 3.90 $21.98 $45,710
Billings, MT 40 0.41 3.70 $26.81 $55,770




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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 600 0.21 1.86 $37.90 $78,830
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 620 0.09 0.85 $33.21 $69,070
Charlottesville, VA (8) (8) (8) $32.83 $68,280
Idaho Falls, ID 40 0.61 5.55 $31.35 $65,210
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 80 0.91 8.19 $31.16 $64,820
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.15 $64,800
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.87 $64,210
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 300 0.19 1.70 $30.72 $63,890
Monroe, LA 170 2.20 19.93 $30.69 $63,840
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.04 0.37 $30.63 $63,720

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 Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.66 5.98 $27.38 $56,960
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.26 2.39 $22.13 $46,030
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 60 0.17 1.52 $20.98 $43,630
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 2.83 $24.88 $51,750
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.45 $18.73 $38,960

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 40 0.68 6.14 $21.76 $45,260
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.66 5.98 $27.38 $56,960
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.56 5.03 $26.59 $55,310
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 2.83 $24.88 $51,750
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.26 2.39 $22.13 $46,030

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 90 0.66 5.98 $27.38 $56,960
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.56 5.03 $26.59 $55,310
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 2.83 $24.88 $51,750
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 1.74 $24.08 $50,090
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.26 2.39 $22.13 $46,030


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017