An Architectural and Civil Drafter earns an average wage of $18.20 per hour.

$30,100 - $53,907
(Median)
$30K
$37K
$54K
MEDIAN: $36,867
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90%

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$12.36 - $27.24
(Median)
$12
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,100 - $53,907  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $5,051  
Profit Sharing
$983  
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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$29,233 - $55,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.36 - $27.24  
   
Overtime
$1.53 - $39.04  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $5,051  
   
Profit Sharing
$983  
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).
)
$29,233 - $55,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Job Description for Architectural and Civil Drafter

An architectural and civil drafter is a person who creates drawings for construction purposes, usually using computer software. As a civil drafter, these drawings typically will incorporate and detail the various terrain and topography of the building site. Then the architectural and civil drafter will usually show how the overall structure can integrate with the surrounding environment, helping to provide a good working overview for construction and design engineers.

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Architectural and Civil Drafter 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 and Civil Drafter

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

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Experience Affects Architectural and Civil Drafter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Architectural and Civil Drafter Salaries

autodesk autocad
up arrow 2%

National Average
$41,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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