The average pay for a Mechanical Drafter is $17.61 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Mechanical Drafter Total Pay (?
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$31,023 - $60,236
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MEDIAN: $41,211
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Mechanical Drafter Total Pay (?
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$12.47 - $24.67
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,023 - $60,236  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,945  
Profit Sharing
$207.29 - $5,019  
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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$28,736 - $57,305  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,208
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.47 - $24.67  
   
Overtime
$17.25 - $35.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,945  
   
Profit Sharing
$207.29 - $5,019  
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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$28,736 - $57,305  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,208
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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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Seattle
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Oklahoma City
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Dallas
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Minneapolis
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National Average
$40,000
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 3%
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 2%
Autodesk Inventor
up arrow 1%
National Average
$40,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
SolidWorks
up arrow 1%
AutoCAD
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 215 votes.
Gender
Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 21%
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