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Drafting Schools
In Grand Rapids, Michigan

The city of Grand Rapids has only one school where drafting faculty can find employment. The trends in Grand Rapids' drafting academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes drafting training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Grand Rapids Vs. Michigan Drafting Employment

Grand Rapids 780
Michigan 6,420

Exactly 780 of Michigan's 6,420 drafting professionals work in Grand Rapids. Between 2006 and 2010, in Grand Rapids, there has been a 28% decline in the number of drafting professionals. As the employment for drafting professionals in Grand Rapids has decreased, overall employment in Grand Rapids has increased.

Grand Rapids Vs. Michigan Drafting employment growth

8,960 8,070 8,080 6,840 6,420
1,080 770 560 470 780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Michigan
  • Dark Yellow: Grand Rapids

Drafting VS. All professions salaries in Grand Rapids

$45,368 $49,110 $48,617 $48,477 $48,715
$38,060 $39,250 $40,460 $40,710 $41,010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Drafting in Grand Rapids
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Grand Rapids

Salaries for drafting professionals in Grand Rapids have increased. In 2010 drafting professionals in Grand Rapids reportedly earned an average salary of $48,715 per year. Drafting professionals in Grand Rapids made a yearly average salary of $45,368, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Grand Rapids.

Salary percentiles for Drafting professionals in Grand Rapids

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Drafting professionals in Grand Rapids make a median yearly salary of $48,505. The 10% of drafting professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $33,195 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 100% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Drafting professionals and related professions in Grand Rapids

Mechanical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Construction Management
Industrial Design
Interior Design

Grand Rapids drafting professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Drafting schools in Grand Rapids


Many of Grand Rapids' drafting professionals are graduates of the only accredited drafting school in the city.

Drafting Programs Offered In Grand Rapids


Grand Rapids' drafting schools offer 2 drafting degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Drafting Degrees In Grand Rapids


Approximately 20 students graduated from drafting courses in 2010.

Drafting Faculty Salaries in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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