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Drafter Civil Salary

Pay for Drafter Civils in the United States sits in the ballpark of $17.17 per hour. There are far more male Drafter Civils survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. While some workers in this profession — roughly a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$31,134 - $53,808
(Median)
$31K
$40K
$54K
MEDIAN: $39,997
10%
50%
90%

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$12.76 - $24.40
(Median)
$13
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$31,134 - $53,808  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
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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$27,299 - $52,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.76 - $24.40  
   
Overtime
$16.84 - $30.87  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
   
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).
)
$27,299 - $52,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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Job Description for Drafter Civil

  • 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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Drafter Civils' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Civil Engineering Drafter. Median pay for Civil Engineering Drafters is $40K.

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Drafter Civils who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Word can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Microsoft Office is a skill commonly found among those who know AutoCAD.

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Experience Affects Drafter Civil Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Drafter Civil Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$40,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 25%
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