Architectural and Civil Drafter Salary

The average rate for an Architectural and Civil Drafter is $17.26 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$29,590 - $68,335
(Median)
$30K
$36K
$68K
MEDIAN: $36,469
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$12.26 - $26.55
(Median)
$12
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,590 - $68,335  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,983  
Profit Sharing
$140.00  
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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$27,892 - $59,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $26.55  
   
Overtime
$17.83 - $46.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,983  
   
Profit Sharing
$140.00  
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).
)
$27,892 - $59,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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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Experience Affects Architectural and Civil Drafter Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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