SOC: 17-3013

Mechanical Drafters make detailed mechanical drawings that demonstrate construction and assembly methods for the mechanical components of alternative fuel vehicles and other clean technologies, the machinery used in their manufacture and maintenance, and for their infrastructure, such as charging stations for electric vehicles. They utilize computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) to prepare these technical drawings.

Los Angeles County Mechanical Drafters:

Annual Average Employment 2010

Projected Employment 2020

Average Hourly Wage, 1q12

Average Annual Wage, 1q12

Entry Level Education

Work Experience

On the Job Training

1,300

1,420

$25.31

$52,638

Associate’s

None

None

To more fully explore the green occupation listed above, see the Employment Development’s California’s Occupational Guide or Understanding the Green Economy.

Please note that this is occupational data across all industries and not necessarily specific to any one area of clean technology.