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28 Associates's Degrees Annually
24 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
#184 in Popularity (Associate's)
$54,240 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Other Drafting/Design Technologies Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many other drafting/design engineering technologies/technicians graduations there were in 2020-2021 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate Degree 28
Bachelor’s Degree 24
Basic Certificate 16
Undergraduate Certificate 2

What Can You Do With a Other Drafting/Design Technologies Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with other drafting/design engineering technologies/tech:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Drafters 8.2% $51,850

Who Is Getting an Associate’s Degree in Other Drafting/Design Technologies?

28 Associate's Degrees Annually
7% Percent Women
18% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major tends to be male dominated. About 93% of recent graduates are men.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other drafting/design engineering technologies/tech majors is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 19
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Other Drafting/Design Engineering Tech. About 7.1% of those with this major are international students.

How Much Do Other Drafting/Design Technologies Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

The median salary for someone in a career related to other drafting/design engineering technologies/tech is $54,240. This median refers to all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

Median Salary for an Other Drafting/Design Technologies Major  54,240
Median Salary for a High School Graduate  ( 30000 to 57900 )
Median Salary for a Bachelor's Degree Holder  ( 45600 to 99000 )
Median Salary for an Advanced Degree Holder  ( 55600 to 125400 )

Online Other Drafting/Design Technologies Programs

In the 2020-2021 academic year, 14 schools offered some type of other drafting/design engineering technologies/technicians program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 2 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 5 0
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 0 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Other Drafting/Design Technologies Worth It?

The median salary for a other drafting/design engineering technologies/tech grad is $54,240 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 36% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $286,800 after 20 years!


You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other drafting/design engineering technologies/tech.

Major Number of Grads
General Drafting & Design Technology 4,140
CAD/CADD Drafting &/or Design Technology 2,233
Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD 1,141
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 1,082
Civil Drafting & Civil Engineering CAD/CADD 86
Electrical/Electronics Drafting & Electrical/Electronics CAD/CADD 49
3-D Modeling and Design Technology 18


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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