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Drafter Civil Salary (United States)

The average Drafter Civil in the United States earns approximately $16.58 per hour. Some workers in this field — close to a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by most and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Men make up the vast majority of Drafter Civils (86 percent). Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Drafter Civil Salary (?
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$19,631 - $52,344
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MEDIAN: $40,000
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Drafter Civil Salary (?
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$12.24 - $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,631 - $52,344  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,534  
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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$28,015 - $53,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.24 - $25.00  
   
Overtime
$16.38 - $30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,534  
   
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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$28,015 - $53,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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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As Drafter Civils transition into upper-level roles, like Civil Engineering Drafter, they may not see a turn in salary. a Civil Engineering Drafter usually earns the same amount as Drafter Civils.

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Popular Skills for Drafter Civil

Survey takers who work as Drafter Civils usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and AutoCAD can expect to be compensated well for these skills. The majority of those who know AutoCAD also know Microsoft Word.

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Experience Affects Drafter Civil Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Drafter Civil Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
AutoCAD
0%
Microsoft Word
0%
National Average
$40,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 24%