California Drafting Schools and Career Information

Career Information for Mechanical Drafters in California

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Fast Facts for Mechanical Drafters in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Santa Ana, Santa Barbara and Sacramento
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bakersfield, San Francisco and Stockton
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Santa Ana, Riverside and San Diego

Salaries for Mechanical Drafters in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Jose, Santa Rosa and San Francisco

Schools for Mechanical Drafters in California are listed below.

Selected Drafting Schools in California

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More California Drafting Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Allan Hancock College Santa Maria Associate 13,176
American River College Sacramento Associate 33,821
Antelope Valley College Lancaster Associate 13,312
Bakersfield College Bakersfield Associate 17,405
Butte College Oroville Associate 12,228
Cabrillo College Aptos Associate 15,114
Cerritos College Norwalk Associate 22,273
Cerro Coso Community College Ridgecrest Associate 4,577
Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga Associate 18,736
Citrus College Glendora Associate 11,467
City College of San Francisco San Francisco Associate 46,411
College of San Mateo San Mateo Associate 10,516
College of the Canyons Santa Clarita Associate 17,499
College of the Desert Palm Desert Associate 8,597
College of the Redwoods Eureka Associate 6,025
College of the Sequoias Visalia Associate 11,697
Contra Costa College San Pablo Associate 7,147
Cuesta College San Luis Obispo Associate 10,920
Cuyamaca College El Cajon Associate 9,358
Cypress College Cypress Associate 13,592
De Anza College Cupertino Associate 24,115
Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill Associate 19,768
East Los Angeles College Monterey Park Associate 28,889
El Camino College Torrance Associate 24,895
Evergreen Valley College San Jose Associate 8,707
Fresno City College Fresno Associate 21,624
Fullerton College Fullerton Associate 20,719
Gavilan College Gilroy Associate 6,049
Glendale Community College Glendale Glendale Associate 16,827
Golden West College Huntington Beach Associate 13,354
Hartnell College Salinas Associate 9,890
Irvine Valley College Irvine Associate 9,805
Laney College Oakland Associate 11,745
Las Positas College Livermore Associate 8,024
Long Beach City College Long Beach Associate 25,536
Los Angeles Harbor College Wilmington Associate 8,850
Los Angeles Mission College Sylmar Associate 8,493
Los Angeles ORT Technical Institute Los Angeles Associate 167
Los Angeles Pierce College Woodland Hills Associate 19,526
Los Angeles Valley College Valley Glen Associate 17,264
Merced College Merced Associate 10,890
MiraCosta College Oceanside Associate 10,682
Mission College Santa Clara Associate 8,832
Modesto Junior College Modesto Associate 18,546
Moorpark College Moorpark Associate 14,495
Mount Jacinto College San Jacinto Associate 14,197
Mt San Antonio College Walnut Associate 29,842
Napa Valley College Napa Associate 7,169
Orange Coast College Costa Mesa Associate 24,424
Palomar College San Marcos Associate 27,222
Pasadena City College Pasadena Associate 26,672
Rio Hondo College Whittier Associate 21,041
Riverside Community College Riverside Associate 30,961
Sacramento City College Sacramento Associate 24,596
Saddleback College Mission Viejo Associate 18,371
San Diego City College San Diego Associate 17,013
San Diego Mesa College San Diego Associate 21,437
San Joaquin Delta College Stockton Associate 18,668
Santa Ana College Santa Ana Associate 33,514
Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara Associate 21,632
Shasta College Redding Associate 9,102
Sierra College Rocklin Associate 18,859
Solano Community College Fairfield Associate 11,163
Ventura College Ventura Associate 12,603
Victor Valley College Victorville Associate 10,149
West Valley College Saratoga Associate 11,210

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Mechanical Drafters

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Mechanical Drafters

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Mechanical Drafters relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Bakersfield 60 $55610 0.43
Fresno 70 $53440 0.43
Oxnard 90 $45080 0.62
Thousand Oaks 90 $45080 0.62
Ventura 90 $45080 0.62
Riverside 370 $49400 0.6
San Bernardino 370 $49400 0.6
Ontario 370 $49400 0.6
Sacramento 180 $58280 0.44
Roseville 180 $58280 0.44
Arden 180 $58280 0.44
Arcade 180 $58280 0.44
San Diego 410 $60210 0.63
Carlsbad 410 $60210 0.63
Los Angeles 1470 $54230 0.55
Long Beach 1470 $54230 0.55
Anaheim 1470 $54230 0.55
Modesto 30 $52420 0.44
Santa Maria 100 $65480 1.22
Santa Barbara 100 $65480 1.22
Santa Rosa 30 $69770 0.35
San Francisco 390 $63550 0.38
Oakland 390 $63550 0.38
Hayward 390 $63550 0.38
Stockton 80 $50020 0.79
Lodi 80 $50020 0.79
San Jose 330 $64290 0.68
Sunnyvale 330 $64290 0.68
Santa Clara 330 $64290 0.68
Vallejo 60 $57970 0.99
Fairfield 60 $57970 0.99
San Luis Obispo 0 $65580 0
Paso Robles 0 $65580 0
Arroyo Grande 0 $65580 0
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