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Drafting Schools
In Tacoma, Washington

There are 2 drafting schools in Tacoma for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the drafting academic community in Tacoma, and the future trends. Academia in drafting includes drafting training at the drafting certificate level.


Professional Trends

Tacoma Vs. Washington Drafting Employment

Tacoma 270
Washington 6,040

Exactly 270 of the 6,040 drafting professionals employed in Washington State, work in Tacoma. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of drafting professionals in Tacoma has shrunk by 44%. As the number of drafting professionals in Tacoma has decreased, overall employment in Tacoma has increased.

Tacoma Vs. Washington Drafting employment growth

4,890 5,210 7,840 6,260 6,040
480 570 540 410 270
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Tacoma

Drafting VS. All professions salaries in Tacoma

$48,443 $49,010 $49,363 $50,998 $49,113
$40,140 $41,570 $43,330 $44,480 $45,620
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Drafting in Tacoma
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Tacoma

In Tacoma, salaries for drafting professionals have increased. In 2010 drafting professionals in Tacoma reportedly earned an average salary of $49,113 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, drafting professionals in Tacoma made an average salary of $48,443 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Tacoma.

Salary percentiles for Drafting professionals in Tacoma

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Drafting professionals make a median salary of $47,000 per year in Tacoma. The difference in pay between the drafting professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 100%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $34,322 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $68,595 per year.

Average Salaries for Drafting professionals and related professions in Tacoma

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

Educational Trends

Drafting schools in Tacoma


There are 2 accredited drafting schools in the city. Many of Tacoma's drafting professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Drafting Programs Offered In Tacoma


Tacoma's drafting schools offer 2 drafting degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Drafting Degrees In Tacoma


In 2010 approximately 9 students graduated from drafting courses.

Drafting Faculty Salaries in Tacoma, Washington

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