Drafting Schools In Washington State

Drafting classes faculty can choose to work at one of 21 accredited drafting schools in Washington State. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of drafting and drafting training in Washington State, which includes drafting training at the following levels:

  • Drafting Certificate
  • Associates degree in Drafting


Schools

  1. Bellingham Technical College

    3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, Washington 98225-1599

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  2. Edmonds Community College

    20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, Washington 98036-5912

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  3. Everett Community College

    2000 Tower Street, Everett, Washington 98201

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  4. Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

    9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood, Washington 98498-1999

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  5. Grays Harbor College

    1620 Edward P Smith Drive, Aberdeen, Washington 98520-7599

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  6. Green River Community College

    12401 SE 320th St, Auburn, Washington 98092-3622

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  7. Highline Community College

    2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, Washington 98198-9800

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  8. ITT Technical Institute-Seattle

    12720 Gateway Dr Ste 100, Seattle, Washington 98168-2610

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  9. ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley

    13518 E Indiana Avenue, Spokane Valley, Washington 99216-1589

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  10. Bates Technical College

    1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98405

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  11. Lake Washington Technical College

    11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, Washington 98034-8506

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  12. Seattle Community College-North Campus

    9600 College Way North, Seattle, Washington 98103-3599

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  13. Olympic College

    1600 Chester Ave, Bremerton, Washington 98337-1699

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  14. Renton Technical College

    3000 NE Fourth St, Renton, Washington 98056-4123

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  15. Shoreline Community College

    16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, Washington 98133-5696

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  16. South Puget Sound Community College

    2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, Washington 98512-6292

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  17. Spokane Community College

    1810 North Greene Street, Spokane, Washington 99217-5399

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  18. Tacoma Community College

    6501 S 19th St, Tacoma, Washington 98466-6100

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  19. Wenatchee Valley College

    1300 Fifth St, Wenatchee, Washington 98801-1799

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  20. Yakima Valley Community College

    South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, Washington 98907-2520

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  21. ITT Technical Institute-Everett

    1615 75th Street Sw, Suite 220, Everett, Washington 98203

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Drafting Employment

Washington State 6,040
National 197,280

Approximately 3% of the country's drafting professionals work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Drafting professionals In Washington State

4,890 5,210 7,840 6,260 6,040
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, drafting is a growing field. There were 1,150 more drafting professionals working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of drafting professionals has grown by 24%. This growth is faster than the change in the number of drafting professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of drafting professionals has shrunk by 16% from 2006 to 2010.

Drafting VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$49,140 $54,190 $55,542 $57,192 $58,465
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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As the number of drafting professionals is growing, the salaries paid to drafting professionals are increasing in Washington State. In 2006 drafting professionals made a mean salary of $49,140 per year, and in 2010 they made $58,465 per year.

Salary percentiles for Drafting professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$36,562
25th percentile
$45,862
50th percentile
$57,665
75th percentile
$70,662
90th percentile
$83,375

Thus, there was a 16% growth in drafting professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 128% pay differential between the highest paid drafting professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of drafting in Washington State.

Average Salaries for Drafting professionals and related professions in Washington State

Architecture
$61,153
Civil Engineering
$61,180
Construction Management
$72,830
Design
$56,206
Drafting
$58,465
Industrial Design
$60,070
Interior Design
$52,000
Mechanical Engineering
$73,818

Drafting professionals in Washington State earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Drafting programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State

associate
16
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
24
Total40

As the number of drafting professionals is increasing in Washington State state, the number of students graduating from the 21 accredited drafting schools in Washington State state is decreasing. In Washington State, there were 327 graduates in 2006. And there were 324 graduates from drafting courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of drafting school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State by 1%. Most of these graduates, or 60%, earned an undergraduate certificate in drafting.

Drafting Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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