Senior Drafter Salary (United States)

A Senior Drafter earns an average wage of $21.19 per hour.
Senior Drafter Total Pay (?
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$39,574 - $66,938
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MEDIAN: $50,452
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Senior Drafter Total Pay (?
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$15.88 - $30.17
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,574 - $66,938  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,166  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $7,000  
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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$36,725 - $69,012  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 521
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.88 - $30.17  
   
Overtime
$22.34 - $46.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,166  
   
Profit Sharing
$502 - $7,000  
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).
)
$36,725 - $69,012  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 521
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Drafter

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

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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Houston
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Raleigh
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National Average
$49,000
Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects Senior Drafter Salaries

National Average
$49,000

Skills That Affect Senior Drafter Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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AutoCAD
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Windows Operating System General Use
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SolidWorks
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National Average
$49,000
Pro/Engineer
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Microsoft Office
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Autodesk Revit Architecture
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 12%
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