Architectural Draftsman Salary

The average rate for an Architectural Draftsman is $17.54 per hour.

$30,310 - $57,545
(Median)
$30K
$43K
$58K
MEDIAN: $42,992
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90%

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$12.25 - $24.64
(Median)
$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,310 - $57,545  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $5,000  
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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$27,738 - $56,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 203
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.25 - $24.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$17.63 - $34.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $5,000  
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).
)
$27,738 - $56,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 370
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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: $39,628

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Experience Affects Architectural Draftsman Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Architectural Draftsman Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

AutoCAD
0%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
0%

National Average
$40,000

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

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Autodesk Inventor
up arrow 12%

SolidWorks
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
medical benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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