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Drafter Civil Salary

Median pay for Drafter Civils in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $17.17 per hour. About a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 81 percent of Drafter Civils are male. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$30,935 - $51,106
(Median)
$31K
$39K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,305
10%
50%
90%

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$13.15 - $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
$30,935 - $51,106  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,990  
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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$27,963 - $50,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.15 - $24.40  
   
Overtime
$16.78 - $30.40  
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 - $2,990  
   
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).
)
$27,963 - $50,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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.

Common Career Paths for Drafter Civil


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Drafter Civils who transition into an upper level Civil Engineering Drafter position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Civil Engineering Drafter makes $40K a year.

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Drafter Civils only report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Word can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Employees educated in AutoCAD are typically practiced in Microsoft Office, too.

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Experience Affects Drafter Civil Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Drafter Civil Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

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
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 26%