Draftsperson Salary

For Draftspersons, hourly average wages total $17.23 per hour. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly more than half collect dental insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Draftspersons (52 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,104 - $56,548
(Median)
$35K
$43K
$57K
MEDIAN: $42,608
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$11.90 - $26.95
(Median)
$12
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$35,104 - $56,548  
   
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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$26,276 - $57,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.90 - $26.95  
   
Overtime
$18.01 - $40.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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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$26,276 - $57,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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Job Description for Draftsperson

A draftsperson primarily works in the field of building design and architecture. (In many job listings, the term is used interchangeably with architect.) The work revolves around the conception, drawing, design, and schematics for residential and commercial buildings.

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Draftsperson Tasks

  • 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 Draftsperson


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Draftspersons may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Architecture Project Manager. The latter position pays an average of $65K annually. Draftspersons most frequently advance into Computer Aided Design Drafter and Architectural Drafter roles even though the median salaries are $4K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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Survey takers who work as Draftspersons typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Autodesk Revit Architecture, AutoCAD, and SolidWorks can expect to be compensated well for these skills.

Pay by Experience Level for Draftsperson

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $37K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $41K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. Draftspersons who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $43K.

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Experience Affects Draftsperson Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Draftsperson Salaries

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 6%

AutoCAD
0%

National Average
$41,000

SolidWorks
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 20%
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