Senior Drafter Salary (United States)

A Senior Drafter earns an average wage of $21.22 per hour.
Senior Drafter Total Pay (?
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$39,457 - $66,410
(Median)
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51K
66K
MEDIAN: $50,515
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Senior Drafter Total Pay (?
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$16.05 - $30.19
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$39,457 - $66,410  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,158  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $7,047  
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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$36,973 - $68,936  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 514
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.05 - $30.19  
   
Overtime
$22.31 - $45.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,158  
   
Profit Sharing
$501 - $7,047  
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).
)
$36,973 - $68,936  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 514
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Job Description for Senior Drafter

Senior drafters are in charge of drafting effective designs that meet specified requirements for their organization. These professionals use computer-aided design (CAD) software to create blueprints and drawings that satisfy project needs, analyze drawings, and modify existing designs. In addition, senior drafters are responsible for mentoring junior drafters, overseeing their work and recommending changes. They also take part in training sessions for new staff members, organize drawing sheets, manage an inventory of supplies, and interact with engineers to finalize concepts and reduce possible issues during production. Senior drafters must identify inefficiencies, suggesting changes to designs and final product dimensions. They also create supporting documents that relate to product design and maintenance. Senior drafters generally work full time in an office setting and report their progress to the director of graphics or supervisor in their organization.
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Senior Drafter Tasks
  • Create three dimensional models and use other methods to verify fit check.
  • Review, interpret, and explain drafts and drawings.
  • Design, draft, and check drawings, maps, diagrams, and documentation for projects.

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Senior Drafter Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Senior Drafter in Camp Hill:
"Earn Your Experience."
It takes time, commitment and attention to detail to earn this title. Publicly Traded Companies have zero tolerance for incompetence. Everyone makes mistakes. Just don't make too many, they better be small and non-redundant. I have two Associate Degree's in Construction/Architecture, six years experience with two private firms and three years in the US Army Corps of Engineers. I've been with CDR for over seven. Don't rush, and pay attention to relevant details. Your time will come.

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Experience Affects Senior Drafter Salaries

National Average
$49,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Senior Drafter Salaries

Microstation
up arrow 9%
SolidWorks
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%
AutoCAD
0%
Pro/Engineer
0%
National Average
$49,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 12%
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