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Drafter Design Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Drafter Design is $18.16 per hour. A skill in Pro/Engineer is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
Drafter Design Salary (?
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$29,801 - $63,269
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MEDIAN: $44,004
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Drafter Design Salary (?
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$12.79 - $26.86
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,801 - $63,269  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,068  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $4,055  
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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$29,404 - $61,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.79 - $26.86  
   
Overtime
$19.17 - $42.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,068  
   
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $4,055  
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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$29,404 - $61,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 252
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Job Description for Drafter Design

A drafter/designer uses modern tools such as AudoCAD and other 3D modeling software to create models of all different kinds of structures and objects, and create and modify these drawings in comfortable but fast-paced office environments. This position is generally employed by engineering and design firms, but jobs also exist within construction companies and other types of contracting firms.
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Drafter Design Tasks
  • Revise and redraw as required, production drawings of existing standard products.
  • Produce CAD models and detail drawings of new products.
  • Participate in design of new products in cooperation with a design team consisting of engineers, other designers and lab technicians.
  • Use and apply company drafting standards.

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Experience Affects Drafter Design Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%
National Average
$42,000

Skills That Affect Drafter Design Salaries

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 28%
Autodesk Inventor
up arrow 10%
Microstation
up arrow 2%
National Average
$42,000
AutoCAD
up arrow 1%
SolidWorks
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
20%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 24%