Draftsperson Salary

Draftspersons in the United States can expect to earn an average of $18.52 per hour. Job satisfaction for Draftspersons is high. Men account for the majority of Draftspersons who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. Although approximately one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and close to one-half get dental coverage, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,555 - $58,313
$33K
$41K
$58K
MEDIAN: $40,585
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50%
90%

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$13.11 - $25.12
$13
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $18.52
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$0$58K
Salary $32,555 - $58,313
Bonus $0.00 - $5,250
Profit Sharing $1,221
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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$29,246 - $54,312
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 55
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $13.11 - $25.12
Overtime $20.07 - $34.84
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,250
Profit Sharing $1,221
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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$29,246 - $54,312
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 99

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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

  • Accurately post closed work orders to the master design files.
  • Review engineering drawings and supporting documentation to verify adherence to standard practices.
  • Prepare layouts, drawings and designs according to engineering specifications using software.
  • Log work orders into database and distribute and file work order folders daily.
  • Coordinate work order process with construction supervisors, engineers and property accounting.

Common Career Paths for Draftsperson


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As Draftspersons transition into upper-level roles such as Architecture Project Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Architecture Project Managers earn $66K on average per year. A Draftsperson often moves on to become a Computer Aided Design Drafter or an Architectural Draftsman.

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Pay by Experience Level for Draftsperson

Pay by Experience for a Draftsperson has a positive trend. An entry-level Draftsperson with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 76 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Draftsperson with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Draftsperson which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 29 salaries. A Draftsperson with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 12 salaries.

Draftsperson Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Draftsperson?

Draftsperson in Hamilton:
"New Everyday."
Pros: Challenging and new, really get to utilize what I've learned in school.
Cons: Nothing.

Draftsperson in Ennis:
"Foundations."
Pros: Small company, get to use CAD.
Cons: No maternity leave for part time.

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Key Stats for Draftsperson

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Draftsperson Salaries

▲14%

Late-Career
▲8%

▲3%

National Average
$41,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Draftsperson Salaries

National Average
$41,000

AutoCAD
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼1%


SolidWorks
▼8%

Adobe Photoshop
▼9%

Microsoft Office
▼10%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 34%
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