Architectural Draftsman Salary

The average rate for an Architectural Draftsman is $17.45 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$30,959 - $55,973
(Median)
$31K
$42K
$56K
MEDIAN: $41,935
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50%
90%

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$12.26 - $24.82
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,959 - $55,973  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,868  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $3,041  
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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$28,412 - $56,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $24.82  
   
Overtime
$17.20 - $33.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,868  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $3,041  
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).
)
$28,412 - $56,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 240

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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.

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Experience Affects Architectural Draftsman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%



National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Architectural Draftsman Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
0%

National Average
$40,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%


SolidWorks
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 38%