Drafter Salary

A Drafter earns an average wage of $18.25 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$11.84 - $21.82
$12
$18
$22
MEDIAN: $17.92
10%
50%
90%

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Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $11.84 - $21.82
Overtime $28.50
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $1,000
Profit Sharing $2,000
Total Pay (?
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$25,396 - $51,289
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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Job Description for Drafter

Drafters are responsible for creating practical drawings and schematics based on concepts from architects or designers in engineering or construction. They often work with crews or production engineers in the building and creation process to create detailed, intricate drawings which show scale and measurements; many use computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) software to achieve the best results. Drafters typically choose to specialize in a field such as architectural drafting, civil drafting, or an engineering or electrical discipline.

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Drafter Tasks

  • Accurately post closed work orders to the master design files.
  • Review engineering drawings and supporting documentation to verify adherence to standard practices.
  • Prepare layouts, drawings and designs according to engineering specifications using software.
  • Log work orders into database and distribute and file work order folders daily.
  • Coordinate work order process with construction supervisors, engineers and property accounting.

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Key Stats for Drafter

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Drafter Salaries

▲17%

Experienced
▲15%

National Average
$40,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Drafter Salaries

Microsoft Office
▲4%

National Average
$40,000


▼3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 43%
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