Mechanical Drafters

3.8/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $28.01 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 50% (Robots are watching)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Mechanical Drafters' job openings is expected to decline by -4.7% by 2030
'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 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Mechanical Drafters' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Mechanical Drafters' was $58,270, or $28.01 hourly
'Mechanical Drafters' are paid 38.9% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 51,620 people employed as Mechanical Drafters.
This represents around 0.04% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

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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Jimmy says
The job of mechanical drafter won't be fully automated or replaced by IA ,but powerful software like driveworks ,are going to be the new standard on almost every company around the world and eventually those software will lowered the workforce and maybe the salary.
Apr 23, 2020 at 01:54 AM
Joe (Highly likely) says
Criteria based
Oct 18, 2019 at 01:17 AM
D (Could go either way) says
lots of inputs that aren't very machine compatible
Oct 08, 2019 at 09:28 PM

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