An Entry-Level Architectural Drafter earns an average wage of $17.04 per hour. A skill in Adobe InDesign is associated with high pay for this job.

$27,511 - $50,404
$28K
$39K
$50K
MEDIAN: $39,195
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$12.13 - $22.44
$12
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,511 - $50,404  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,437  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,541  
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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$26,093 - $50,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $22.44  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$17.84 - $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
$0.00 - $2,437  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,541  
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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$26,093 - $50,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 254

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,259

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Key Stats for Architectural Drafter

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
075
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Architectural Drafter Salaries

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 13%

Autodesk Software
up arrow 8%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 6%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

3D Rendering
up arrow 2%

AutoDesk
up arrow 2%


Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$37,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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