Entry-Level Civil Engineering Drafter Salary

The average wage for an Entry-Level Civil Engineering Drafter is $17.18 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are AutoDesk and Autodesk Software.

$21,433 - $56,236
$21K
$38K
$56K
MEDIAN: $38,151
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$11.90 - $21.12
$12
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $16.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$21,433 - $56,236  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
Profit Sharing
$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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$24,861 - $50,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.90 - $21.12  
   
Overtime
$16.93 - $32.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
   
Profit Sharing
$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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$24,861 - $50,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73

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Civil Engineering Drafter Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Civil Engineering Drafter in Lafayette:
"25 years of work, I still got screwed on payday."
Keep up on specialty software. Make your employer list how far you can go with your position and don't think you'll advance by accepting engineer's work on Monday and a drafter's pay on Friday!

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.

Key Stats for Civil Engineering Drafter

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Civil Engineering Drafter Salaries

AutoDesk
▲12%

Autodesk Software
▲11%

Engineering Design
▲4%

Adobe Acrobat
▲4%

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▲4%

autodesk autocad
▲2%

Microsoft Office
▲1%

AutoCAD
▼0%

National Average
$37,000

Microstation
▼1%

Microsoft Word
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 26%
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