An Entry-Level Architectural Drafter earns an average wage of $16.91 per hour.

$25,211 - $50,265
$25K
$39K
$50K
MEDIAN: $38,546
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$12.15 - $22.50
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,211 - $50,265  
   
Bonus
$48.18 - $2,459  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,507  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,850 - $50,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 133
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $22.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$18.26 - $34.97  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$48.18 - $2,459  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,507  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,850 - $50,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 239

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,023

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Key Stats for Architectural Drafter

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Architectural Drafter Salaries

Autodesk Software
up arrow 8%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 7%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 5%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 5%

AutoDesk
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

3D Rendering
0%

National Average
$37,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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