Other drafters

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
99k
Average Age
42.7
Estimated Job Growth
−4.69%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$59,292
Average Male Salary
$61,591
Average Female Salary
$49,783

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 Motion pictures & video industries. Other drafters are paid most in Linden, Rahway Cities & Roselle Borough (South) PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in Lakeside, Winter Gardens & Ramona PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$59,292
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,925

In 2020, Other drafters earned an average of $59,292, $3,338 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors make somewhat more than Other drafters while Firstline supervisors of office & administrative support workers 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

0.296
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Other drafters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.296, 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

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

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Industries by Share

99k
2020 Workforce
± 7,722
−3.19%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 11.3%

The number of people employed as Other drafters has been declining at a rate of −3.19%, from 102,241 people in 2019 to 98,980 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Other drafters employed by various industries. Architectural, engineering & related services employs the largest share of Other drafters at  37.5%, followed by Construction with 10.7% and Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified with 4.03%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Other drafters in the US. The average age of male Other drafters in the workforce is 43.2 and of female Other drafters is 40.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Other drafters is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

79.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,930
19.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,408

80.5% of Other drafters are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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)

73.6% of Other drafters are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.17% 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 Sex

43.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.22
40.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.36

The median age of Other drafters is 42.7, and Male employees are generally 2.57 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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