Architectural Draftsman Salary (United States)

The average rate for an Architectural Draftsman is $17.61 per hour.
Architectural Draftsman Total Pay (?
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$30,151 - $55,445
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MEDIAN: $42,363
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Architectural Draftsman Total Pay (?
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$12.12 - $25.02
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,151 - $55,445  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,041  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $5,960  
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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$27,711 - $56,889  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 213
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $25.02  
   
Overtime
$17.70 - $34.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,041  
   
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $5,960  
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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$27,711 - $56,889  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 213
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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 Difference By Location
New York
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$40,000
Syracuse
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Experience Affects Architectural Draftsman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%
National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Architectural Draftsman Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%
Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 4%
AutoCAD
up arrow 1%
National Average
$40,000
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 15%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 41%
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