Mechanical Drafter Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Mechanical Drafter is $17.82 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Mechanical Drafter Salary (?
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$31,787 - $60,423
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $41,811
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Mechanical Drafter Salary (?
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$12.98 - $24.37
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,787 - $60,423  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,006  
Profit Sharing
$235.00 - $5,005  
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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$29,587 - $57,379  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 341
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.98 - $24.37  
   
Overtime
$17.76 - $35.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,006  
   
Profit Sharing
$235.00 - $5,005  
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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$29,587 - $57,379  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 735
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Job Description for Mechanical Drafter

Mechanical drafters prepare technical drawings of machinery, robotics, and other mechanical devices in industries such as manufacturing. This usually involves the use of computer aided design (CAD) software.
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Mechanical Drafter Tasks
  • Create detailed piece part drawings that meet Engineering standards.
  • Review work on engineering designs for manufacturability, accuracy and completeness.
  • Generate CAD drawings and bill of materials.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Drafter

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

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Oklahoma City
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Minneapolis
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National Average
$40,000
San Diego
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Tulsa
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Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects Mechanical Drafter Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Mechanical Drafter Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 2%
Autocad 2000i
up arrow 2%
Autodesk Inventor
up arrow 1%
Windows Operating System General Use
0%
National Average
$40,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
AutoCAD
up arrow 2%
SolidWorks
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 20%
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