The average wage for a Structural Drafter is $18.14 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Structural Drafter Total Pay (?
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$31,431 - $61,500
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MEDIAN: $44,618
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Structural Drafter Total Pay (?
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$12.69 - $25.93
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,431 - $61,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,974  
Profit Sharing
$123.65 - $6,153  
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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$29,073 - $61,357  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 421
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.69 - $25.93  
   
Overtime
$12.37 - $39.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,974  
   
Profit Sharing
$123.65 - $6,153  
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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$29,073 - $61,357  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 421
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Job Description for Structural Drafter
Structural drafters produce technical drawings based on rough specifications, sketches, and calculations from various personnel in the field. They must verify this rough work, making modifications to their drawings when necessary to ensure they conform to specifications. Structural drafters should be able to construct detailed reports, calculate materials and costs, and meet relevant timelines.
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Structural Drafter Tasks
  • Prepare drawings from multiple angles and elevations, creating detailed sketches where teams require.
  • Evaluate feasibility and site considerations for designs, raising challenges.
  • Design structural solutions and requirements from customer specifications, producing two- and three-dimensional drawings.
  • Prepare bill of materials, schedules, and other documentation.
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Pay by Experience Level for Structural Drafter
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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$42,000
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Experience Affects Structural Drafter Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$42,000

Skills That Affect Structural Drafter Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
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AutoDesk
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AutoCAD
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$42,000
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Gender
Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 20%
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