What is a Drafter?
Career Description All drafters not listed separately.
Types of Drafter Jobs
- Form Designer
- Engineering Drafter
- Chief Design Drafter
- Drafting Engineer
- Utilities Estimator and Drafter
Drafter Job Outlook
There were about 15,900 jobs for Drafter in 2016 (in the United States). 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. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 1,500 job openings in this field each 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.
The average yearly salary of a Drafter ranges between $33,000 and $79,980.
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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Where do Drafters Work?
The table below shows the approximate number of Drafters employed by various industries.
More about our data sources and methodologies.