The average Drafter Civil in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $16.81 per hour. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Drafter Civils. The vast majority of Drafter Civils (86 percent) survey respondents are men. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one-third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by a little more than half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$32,973 - $60,787
(Median)
$33K
$44K
$61K
MEDIAN: $44,218
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50%
90%

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$12.51 - $28.69
(Median)
$13
$17
$29
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,973 - $60,787  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $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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$26,695 - $61,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $28.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.71  
Overtime
$29.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $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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$26,695 - $61,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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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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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Drafter Civils. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $35K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $39K on average. Drafter Civils with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $53K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $56K.

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Experience Affects Drafter Civil Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Drafter Civil Salaries

autodesk autocad
up arrow 6%

AutoCAD
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

National Average
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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