Drafter Civil Salary

Average Drafter Civils in the United States make around $17.04 per hour. Most Drafter Civils like their work and job satisfaction is high. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Drafter Civils greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by a majority. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$35,047 - $60,933
$35K
$45K
$61K
MEDIAN: $45,000
10%
50%
90%

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$12.51 - $28.07
$13
$17
$28
MEDIAN: $17.04
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$35,047 - $60,933  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $5,918  
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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$26,909 - $60,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $28.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.71  
Overtime
$22.31 - $44.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $5,918  
   
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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$26,909 - $60,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Job Description for Drafter Civil

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Drafter Civil


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For Drafter Civils, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Drafter Civils earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Civil Engineering Drafter.

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Pay by Experience Level for Drafter Civil

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $36K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $42K. Drafter Civils claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $53K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $56K.

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Key Stats for Drafter Civil

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Drafter Civil Salaries

Late-Career
▲42%

Experienced
▲35%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$40,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Drafter Civil Salaries

AutoCAD
▲3%

autodesk autocad
▲2%

Microsoft Word
▼0%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

National Average
$40,000

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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