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Mechanical Drafters

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $31.11
Statewide median: $25.22

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Mechanical Drafters *

Area Low Median High
U S
$25.76 $31.73 $40.31
Minnesota
$26.59 $31.11 $37.73
Central Minnesota
$28.75 $31.58 $38.46
Northeast Minnesota
$28.50 $32.37 $36.37
Northwest Minnesota
$23.89 $29.18 $35.65
Southeast Minnesota
$28.70 $29.97 $37.98
Southwest Minnesota
$24.83 $29.64 $34.79
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$26.59 $32.26 $38.23

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 1,320 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Mechanical Drafters most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in moderate demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is shrinking.

There will be a need for about 1,385 new Mechanical Drafters to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Mechanical Drafters
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 53,600 51,000 -2,500 -4.7%
Minnesota 1,583 1,510 -73 -4.6%
Central Minnesota 176 175 -1 -0.6%
Northeast Minnesota 53 50 -3 -5.7%
Northwest Minnesota 109 106 -3 -2.8%
Southeast Minnesota 87 83 -4 -4.6%
Southwest Minnesota 58 58 0 0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,067 1,014 -53 -5%


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