Delaware Data for Career Pathway Planning
Career Cluster and PathwayMSHSHWHDEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
Manufacturing  26,160  -38           -0.1%           $45,034  
Manufacturing Production Process Development  1,260  72           3.2%           $59,889  
Delaware
Occupations by Career Pathway: Manufacturing Production Process Development
OccupationMSHSHWHDEmployment
2018
Employment
Change
2016-26
Employment
Growth
2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
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Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians N/AN/AN/A             $68,970** MNM  OOH
Chemical Technicians  630           70           7.0%           $62,760   MNM  OOH
Drafters, All Other N/AN/A             $50,900   MNM  OOH
Electrical and Electronics Drafters  80           0           3.4%           $65,480   MNM  OOH
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians  N/A           10           3.6%           $56,680   MNM  OOH
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other N/A70           0           3.2%           $51,380   MNM  OOH
Industrial Engineering Technicians  40           0           2.9%           $53,860   MNM  OOH
Mechanical Drafters  180           10           5.9%           $58,360   MNM  OOH
Mechanical Engineering Technicians N/A40           0           7.9%           $58,240** MNM  OOH
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products  N/A           -20           -2.3%           $67,530   MNM  OOH
Mid-Atlantic States
Occupations by Career Pathway: Manufacturing Production Process Development
OccupationEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
Aerospace Engineering and Operations TechniciansN/A           60  N/A           N/A  
Chemical Technicians9,570      740  6.5%           $54,567  
Drafters, All OtherN/A           90  N/A           N/A  
Electrical and Electronics Drafters3,010      230  7.3%           $65,404  
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians16,860      1,160  6.3%           $67,132  
Electro-Mechanical TechniciansN/A           80  N/A           N/A  
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other12,100      580  6.1%           $70,335  
Industrial Engineering Technicians4,850      220  4.6%           $60,689  
Mechanical Drafters7,080      610  7.4%           $59,338  
Mechanical Engineering TechniciansN/A           240  5.7%           N/A  
Nuclear TechniciansN/A           -20  N/A           N/A  
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm ProductsN/A           -690  -1.9%           N/A  

 ** National wage data; the state data is not available.
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 • Sources: Delaware Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
 • Mid-Atlantic includes Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
 • MS, HS, HW and HD are abbreviations for Middle Skill, High Skill, High Wage and High Demand Occupations
 • MS & HS Cluster/Pathway: A Cluster/Pathway is designated as MS if, within the cluster/pathway, the percentage of MS occupations is at least thirty (30) percent
   of the total number of occupations reported for that cluster/pathway. The same process is used to determine HS clusters/pathways.
 • HW & HD Cluster/Pathway: A Cluster/Pathway is designated as HW if, within the cluster/pathway, the total employment for HW occupations is greater than the
   total employment for non-HW occupations. The same process is used to determine HD for clusters/pathways.