Mechanical Drafter Salary (United States)

A Mechanical Drafter earns an average wage of $17.78 per hour. A skill in Pro/Engineer is associated with high pay for this job. 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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$31,740 - $60,510
(Median)
32K
42K
50K
61K
MEDIAN: $41,832
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Mechanical Drafter Total Pay (?
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$12.90 - $24.45
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,740 - $60,510  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
Profit Sharing
$233.42 - $5,034  
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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$29,478 - $57,646  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,078
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.90 - $24.45  
   
Overtime
$17.78 - $35.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$233.42 - $5,034  
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).
)
$29,478 - $57,646  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,078
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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
up arrow 12%
Minneapolis
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San Diego
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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 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 Excel
up arrow 1%
AutoCAD
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
SolidWorks
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 229 votes.

Gender

Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
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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