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Drafter Civil Salary

Earnings for Drafter Civils in the United States come in at around $17.35 per hour on average. Some workers in this field — about a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Men account for the majority of Drafter Civils who responded to the questionnaire — 81 percent to be exact. Though the majority of Drafter Civils do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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

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$12.78 - $24.94
(Median)
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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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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$27,332 - $53,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.78 - $24.94  
   
Overtime
$16.84 - $30.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
)
$27,332 - $53,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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 who go on to become Civil Engineering Drafters may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Civil Engineering Drafter, an upper-level role, pays $40K.

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Drafter Civils report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Word can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Experience with AutoCAD is often linked with knowledge of Microsoft Office.

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Experience Affects Drafter Civil Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Drafter Civil Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

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
36%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

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