Architectural Draftsman Salary (United States)

The average rate for an Architectural Draftsman is $17.71 per hour.
Architectural Draftsman Salary (?
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$30,332 - $53,207
(Median)
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48K
53K
MEDIAN: $41,501
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Architectural Draftsman Salary (?
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$12.23 - $24.97
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,332 - $53,207  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,470  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,872  
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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$28,060 - $56,228  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 97
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.23 - $24.97  
   
Overtime
$18.25 - $35.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,470  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,872  
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).
)
$28,060 - $56,228  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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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

New York
up arrow 16%
National Average
$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

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%
Adobe Photoshop
0%
National Average
$40,000
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 7%
SolidWorks
up arrow 8%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 14%

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Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 41%
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