The average pay for an Architectural Draftsman is $17.66 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$29,359 - $60,283
$29K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $44,027
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$12.29 - $25.14
$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,359 - $60,283  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,959  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $5,152  
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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$27,416 - $58,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.29 - $25.14  
   
Overtime
$17.78 - $34.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,959  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $5,152  
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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$27,416 - $58,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 278

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Job Description for Architectural Draftsman

Architectural draftsmen are responsible for creating architectural construction documents and drawings for their projects. They develop construction-related files that effectively encompass of aspects of the design process. They also conduct inspections that are required for quality assurance. Architectural draftsmen review and analyze specifications and propose other project-related ideas. In addition to these tasks, architectural draftsmen create estimates for materials, revise constructions plans, and make modifications based on the project needs and company resources. They also provide improvement recommendations for current building procedures.

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Architectural Draftsman Tasks

  • Log work orders into database and distribute and file work order folders daily.
  • Coordinate work order process with construction supervisors, engineers and property accounting.
  • Prepare layouts, drawings and designs according to engineering specifications using software.
  • Accurately post closed work orders to the master design files.
  • Review engineering drawings and supporting documentation to verify adherence to standard practices.

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Pay by Experience Level for Architectural Draftsman

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,121

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Key Stats for Architectural Draftsman

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Architectural Draftsman Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Architectural Draftsman Salaries

3D Rendering
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

National Average
$40,000




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Autodesk Inventor
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SolidWorks
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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