An Entry-Level Mechanical Drafter earns an average wage of $16.65 per hour.

$31,161 - $53,637
(Median)
$31K
$40K
$54K
MEDIAN: $40,469
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$12.99 - $21.93
(Median)
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$31,161 - $53,637  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,941  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,990  
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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$28,374 - $51,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.99 - $21.93  
   
Overtime
$19.30 - $31.23  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,941  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,990  
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).
)
$28,374 - $51,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 319
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,324

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Skills That Affect Mechanical Drafter Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 6%

SolidWorks
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 1%

autodesk autocad
0%

Pro/Engineer
0%

National Average
$37,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Autodesk Inventor
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 4%

Autocad 2000i
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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