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Draftsperson Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Draftsperson is $18.31 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Draftsperson Salary (?
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$34,497 - $53,930
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $42,081
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Draftsperson Salary (?
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$11.87 - $27.22
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$34,497 - $53,930  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,576  
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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$27,609 - $56,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.87 - $27.22  
   
Overtime
$17.01 - $41.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,576  
   
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).
)
$27,609 - $56,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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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.

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Experience Affects Draftsperson Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%
National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Draftsperson Salaries

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 6%
AutoCAD
0%
National Average
$41,000
SolidWorks
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 22%