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Civil Engineering Drafter Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Civil Engineering Drafter is $18.56 per hour. A skill in Autocad Civil 3D is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Civil Engineering Drafter Salary (?
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$30,051 - $65,046
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $41,670
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Civil Engineering Drafter Salary (?
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$13.60 - $27.94
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,051 - $65,046  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
Profit Sharing
$1,322 - $3,750  
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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$29,604 - $61,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.60 - $27.94  
   
Overtime
$21.69 - $38.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,322 - $3,750  
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).
)
$29,604 - $61,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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Job Description for Civil Engineering Drafter

Civil engineering drafters are in charge of creating effective engineering designs and drawing for their organization. They utilize their engineering skills to create precise documents and drawings for construction and development projects, creating drafts according to project specifications and standards. They are responsible for reviewing maps and blueprints for research and code compliance, as well as submitting detailed reports based on their preliminary findings and analysis. Civil engineering drafters provide updates on their progress to the civil engineering supervisor in their department.
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Civil Engineering Drafter Tasks
  • Craft earthwork calculations, alignment sheets, grading design, boundary and right of way drafting.
  • Document construction sites including geographic and topographic drawings using CAD.
  • Create layout drawings and elevations of systems installations.
  • Provide technical support to machinists.

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Civil Engineering Drafter Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Civil Engineering Drafter in Indianapolis:
"Be Happy With The Status Quo Or Consistently Upgrade Skills."
One only needs a two year degree for this profession. I was way over educated and feel I may have under achieved at this point.

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Experience Affects Civil Engineering Drafter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%
National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Civil Engineering Drafter Salaries

Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 25%
Microstation
up arrow 6%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 4%
Engineering Design
up arrow 3%
AutoCAD
0%
Microsoft Excel
0%
National Average
$41,000
AutoDesk
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 20%