Other drafters

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2019 Workforce
92k
Average Age
43.5
Estimated Job Growth
−4.69%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$57,869
Average Male Salary
$59,872
Average Female Salary
$50,191

About

Other drafters are most often employed by the Architectural, engineering & related services industry. The average yearly wage for Other drafters was $57,869 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Other drafters by wage are Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, Electricians, and Judicial law clerks.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Other drafters are Carver & Scott (West) Counties PUMA, MN and Syracuse City (Outer) PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Other drafters are Carver & Scott (West) Counties PUMA, MN and Syracuse City (Outer) PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Other drafters and on wages and locations for those in the field. Architectural, engineering & related services is the industry that employs the most Other drafters, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Other drafters, by average wage, is Electric & gas, and other combinations. Other drafters are paid most in Lake Stevens & Monroe Cities PUMA, WA but are relatively concentrated in Carver & Scott (West) Counties PUMA, MN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$57,869
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,817

In 2019, Other drafters earned an average of $57,869, $2,345 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Electricians make somewhat more than Other drafters while Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Other drafters as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.273
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Other drafters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.273, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Other drafters (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Other drafters.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Other drafters

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Other drafters.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Other drafters, by number of employees, are Architectural, engineering & related services, Construction, and Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified.

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Industries by Share

92k
2019 Workforce
± 7,446
−11%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 12.5%

The number of people employed as Other drafters has been declining at a rate of −11%, from 103,385 people in 2018 to 92,044 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Other drafters employed by various industries. Architectural, engineering & related services employs the largest share of Other drafters at  35.5%, followed by Construction with 10.5% and Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified with 3.8%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Other drafters in the US. The average age of male Other drafters in the workforce is 44.3 and of female Other drafters is 40.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Other drafters is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

73k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,632
19k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,388

79.3% of Other drafters are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Other drafters.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Other drafters
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

75.1% of Other drafters are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.63% of Other drafters, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Other drafters.

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Age by Gender

44.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.28
40.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.34

The median age of Other drafters is 43.5, and Male employees are generally 4.1 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Other drafters from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Other drafters is Engineering but a relatively high number of Other drafters hold a major in Architecture and Related Services.

Majors

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Electrical and Electronics Drafters, Mechanical Drafters, and Drafters, All Other from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Electrical and Electronics Drafters, Mechanical Drafters, and Drafters, All Other are expected to see a growth of −4.69% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Electrical and Electronics Drafters, Mechanical Drafters, and Drafters, All Other.
−4.69%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Electrical and Electronics Drafters, Mechanical Drafters, and Drafters, All Other. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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