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Fast Facts for Mechanical Drafters in Iowa

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Ames
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Des Moines, Davenport and Sioux City
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and Davenport

Salaries for Mechanical Drafters in Iowa

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Waterloo

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More Iowa Drafting Schools

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics,

School Name
Highest Award
Total Enrollment
Council Bluffs

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. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics,

Metro Area
Annual Median Salary
Cedar Rapids120 $56,240
Des Moines-West Des Moines120 $65,250
Dubuque60 $44,730
Waterloo-Cedar Falls90 $56,640

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