H3
 
High Wage. High Demand. High Skill.

Mechanical Drafters

Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.

Overview

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Requirements

Required Education
Associate's degree
Required Work Experience
None
Job Training
None

Data

Comparisons

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Area/RegionEmployment 2016Employment 2026Percent ChangeAnnual OpeningsAvg. Hourly WageAvg. Annual WageH3High WageHigh SkillHigh Demand
Nebraska
469
520
10.87%
47
$23.73
$49,341
H3 Job
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Omaha Consortium
167
189
13.17%
17
$26.31
$54,729
H3 Job
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Lincoln MSA
102
114
11.76%
10
$22.20
$46,181
H3 Job
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Grand Island MSA
56
66
17.86%
6
N/A
N/A
H3 Job
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Central
23
25
8.7%
2
$20.33
$42,289
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
Mid-Plains
14
14
0%
1
$18.55
$38,582
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
Northeast
78
88
12.82%
7
$22.43
$46,647
H3 Job
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
High Demand Job
Panhandle
6
6
0%
0
N/A
N/A
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
Sandhills
N/A
N/A
0%
0
N/A
N/A
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
Southeast
23
22
-4.35%
2
$27.06
$56,287
High Wage Job
High Skill Job
N/A: Data is not available due to confidentiality.
Wages from Occupational Employment Statistics, 4th Quarter 2017. Annual openings from 2016-2026 Long-term Occupational Projections.
Career Cluster information from Nebraska Department of Education.
Produced by the Nebraska Department of Labor, Office of Labor Market Information.