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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
14,580 3.3 % $26.08 $54,240 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.87 $19.38 $24.93 $30.64 $38.45
Annual Wage (2) $33,000 $40,310 $51,850 $63,740 $79,980


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 3,500 0.24 $26.91 $55,960
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,410 0.39 $23.58 $49,050
Building Equipment Contractors 870 0.04 $30.08 $62,560
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 550 0.13 $23.41 $48,700
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 510 0.11 $23.05 $47,950

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) 1,410 0.39 $23.58 $49,050
Ship and Boat Building 350 0.26 $23.89 $49,690
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 3,500 0.24 $26.91 $55,960
Specialized Design Services 240 0.17 $26.33 $54,760
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 110 0.14 $23.56 $49,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 140 0.03 $43.05 $89,550
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $33.29 $69,240
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 200 0.05 $32.71 $68,030
Scientific Research and Development Services 110 0.02 $32.30 $67,190
Building Equipment Contractors 870 0.04 $30.08 $62,560


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)
Texas 1,810 0.15 1.49 $23.29 $48,450
California 1,630 0.10 0.95 $27.24 $56,660
Louisiana 1,510 0.79 7.81 $27.66 $57,520
Ohio 990 0.18 1.82 $25.57 $53,190
Oregon 830 0.44 4.36 $27.41 $57,000




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 1,510 0.79 7.81 $27.66 $57,520
Oregon 830 0.44 4.36 $27.41 $57,000
Montana 130 0.28 2.76 $28.04 $58,330
Vermont 70 0.24 2.34 $24.89 $51,780
Iowa 310 0.20 2.00 $25.36 $52,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 270 0.10 0.98 $38.01 $79,050
New York 770 0.08 0.81 $30.08 $62,560
Mississippi 80 0.07 0.72 $29.84 $62,060
Wisconsin 130 0.05 0.45 $29.00 $60,320
New Mexico 50 0.07 0.66 $28.72 $59,730





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 680 0.11 1.10 $26.11 $54,300
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 670 0.07 0.70 $31.15 $64,800
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 650 0.55 5.45 $28.39 $59,050
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 600 0.17 1.66 $23.69 $49,270
Baton Rouge, LA 410 1.02 10.17 $28.71 $59,710
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 370 0.66 6.57 $29.22 $60,770
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 340 0.11 1.12 $23.08 $48,010
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 300 0.12 1.22 $30.69 $63,830
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 290 0.15 1.47 $27.83 $57,880
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 260 0.13 1.28 $26.62 $55,380




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 120 1.56 15.52 $32.79 $68,210
Baton Rouge, LA 410 1.02 10.17 $28.71 $59,710
Lafayette, LA 190 0.95 9.39 $23.06 $47,960
St. Cloud, MN 100 0.93 9.23 $25.58 $53,200
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 70 0.80 7.95 $30.68 $63,820
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 370 0.66 6.57 $29.22 $60,770
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 650 0.55 5.45 $28.39 $59,050
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 80 0.45 4.50 $22.29 $46,360
Eugene, OR 70 0.43 4.30 $20.86 $43,390
Waco, TX 40 0.36 3.53 $21.96 $45,680




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 210 0.15 1.50 $40.03 $83,270
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 30 0.20 1.99 $35.87 $74,600
Greensboro-High Point, NC 40 0.10 1.02 $35.18 $73,180
Knoxville, TN 70 0.19 1.90 $33.56 $69,810
Monroe, LA 120 1.56 15.52 $32.79 $68,210
Boulder, CO 40 0.20 2.02 $32.77 $68,150
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 70 0.06 0.63 $31.79 $66,130
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 670 0.07 0.70 $31.15 $64,800
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 300 0.12 1.22 $30.69 $63,830
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 70 0.80 7.95 $30.68 $63,820

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 80 0.55 5.51 $29.23 $60,810
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 70 0.21 2.12 $22.24 $46,250
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 5.18 $21.50 $44,720
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.87 8.67 $22.61 $47,020
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 1.94 $25.81 $53,680

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 8.67 $22.61 $47,020
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.55 5.51 $29.23 $60,810
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 5.18 $21.50 $44,720
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 4.30 $25.71 $53,480
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.41 4.04 $24.71 $51,390

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 80 0.55 5.51 $29.23 $60,810
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 1.94 $25.81 $53,680
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 4.30 $25.71 $53,480
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.41 4.04 $24.71 $51,390
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.60 $24.16 $50,240


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019