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Total Workforce
149,500
Average Age
42.3
Estimated Job Growth
-3%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$50,545
Average Male Salary
$51,994
Average Female Salary
$43,377

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Drafters and on wages and locations for those in the field. Architectural, engineering & related services is the industry that employs the most Drafters, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Drafters, by average wage, is Aerospace products & parts manufacturing. Drafters are paid most in North of US-290 & North of FM-1960 PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Salt Lake City (East) PUMA, UT.

Wages

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Wage Distribution

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Spatial Concentration

Industries

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Highest Paying

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Industries by Share

Diversity

Demographic information on Drafters in the US. The average age of male Drafters in the workforce is 42.3 and of female Drafters is 42.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Drafters is White.

Gender Composition

Race & Ethnicity

Age by Gender

Education

Data on higher education choices for Drafters from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Drafters is Engineering but a relatively high number of Drafters hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

Majors

Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Drafters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Drafters need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Drafters need more than the average amount of Installation, Programming, and Repairing.

Radar Distribution

The closest comparable data for the Detailed Occupation Drafters is from the Minor Occupation Group Drafters, Engineering Technicians, and Mapping Technicians.
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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Drafters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Drafters are expected to see a growth of -3% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

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