Drafting Schools
In Costa Mesa, California

Drafting faculty can choose to work at only one drafting school in Costa Mesa. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of drafting and drafting education in Costa Mesa, which includes drafting training at the following levels:

  • Drafting Certificate
  • Associates degree in Drafting


Professional Trends

Costa Mesa Vs. California Drafting Employment

Costa Mesa 2,720
California 22,700

Exactly 2,720 of California's 22,700 drafting professionals work in Costa Mesa. There has been a 25% decline in the number of drafting professionals in Costa Mesa between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of drafting professionals in Costa Mesa has decreased, overall employment in Costa Mesa has also decreased.

Costa Mesa Vs. California Drafting employment growth

27,340 28,920 28,900 25,970 22,700
3,630 3,670 3,510 2,990 2,720
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Costa Mesa

Drafting VS. All professions salaries in Costa Mesa

$49,015 $50,988 $52,018 $52,920 $54,298
$44,220 $45,820 $47,730 $48,940 $49,780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Drafting in Costa Mesa
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Costa Mesa

Salaries for drafting professionals in Costa Mesa have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $54,298 per year was earned by drafting professionals in Costa Mesa. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for drafting professionals in Costa Mesa was $49,015 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Costa Mesa.

Salary percentiles for Drafting professionals in Costa Mesa

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90th percentile

Drafting professionals make a median salary of $52,285 per year in Costa Mesa. The difference in pay between the drafting professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 138%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $33,018 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $78,645 per year.

Average Salaries for Drafting professionals and related professions in Costa Mesa

Interior Design
Mechanical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Industrial Design
Construction Management

Drafting professional salaries in Costa Mesa are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Drafting schools in Costa Mesa


There is only one accredited drafting school in the city. Many of Costa Mesa's drafting professionals are graduates of this school.

Drafting Programs Offered In Costa Mesa


There are a total of 4 degree and certificate programs in drafting offered by Costa Mesa's drafting schools.

Student Completed Drafting Degrees In Costa Mesa


Approximately 11 students completed drafting courses in 2010.

Drafting Faculty Salaries in Costa Mesa, California

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