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or $28.94 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness (50)
Assisting and Caring for Others (27)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (11)
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How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Mechanical Drafters' job openings is expected to decline by -8.5% by 2031
'Mechanical Drafters' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Mechanical Drafters' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Mechanical Drafters' was $60,200, or $28.94 hourly
'Mechanical Drafters' are paid 31.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as mechanical drafters?
As of 2021 there were 47,760 people employed as Mechanical Drafters within the United States.
This represents around 0.03% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as Mechanical Drafters.
Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.
SOC Code: 17-3013.00
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