What is a Drafter?
Position Description All drafters not listed separately.
Types of Drafter Jobs
- CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman)
- Drawing Checker
- Drafting Engineer
- Drafting Layout Man
Drafter Employment Estimates
In the United States, there were 15,900 jobs for Drafter in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 8.2% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 1,300 new jobs for Drafter by 2026. There will be an estimated 1,500 positions for Drafter per year.
The states with the most job growth for Drafter are Nevada, Arizona, and Florida. Watch out if you plan on working in Vermont, Wyoming, or South Carolina. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.
Average Drafters Salary
The salary for Drafters ranges between about $33,000 and $79,980 a year.
Drafters who work in Maryland, Montana, or Wisconsin, make the highest salaries.
Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Drafters in different U.S. states.
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The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.
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