What Are The Training Requirements for Mechanical Drafters?

Mechanical drafters need an associate's degree.

Degrees for Mechanical drafters
Typical education of Mechanical drafters
Percent
Less than High School 1.2
High School 10.4
Some College 27.6
Associates Degree 32.7
Bachelors Degree 22.8
Masters Degree 4.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.8

What Is the Employment Outlook for Mechanical Drafters?

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 4,000 less mechanical drafters but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 7,000 more.

This career includes 65,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Mechanical Drafters Make?

On average, mechanical drafters make $27.63 per hour or $57,480 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Mechanical Drafters?

Hourly income for Mechanical drafters in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Mechanical drafters $16.58 $20.75 $26.19 $33.00 $41.31
Architecture and engineering occupations $20.46 $27.66 $37.45 $50.06 $64.15
Drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians $15.88 $20.18 $26.41 $33.66 $41.50
Drafters $16.30 $20.31 $25.71 $32.13 $40.05
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Mechanical Drafters?

Annual salary for Mechanical drafters in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Mechanical drafters $34,490 $43,170 $54,480 $68,630 $85,920
Architecture and engineering occupations $42,550 $57,540 $77,900 $104,130 $133,440
Drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians $33,040 $41,970 $54,940 $70,000 $86,310
Drafters $33,910 $42,240 $53,480 $66,840 $83,300
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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