Structural Drafter Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Structural Drafter is $18.05 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Microstation and Autocad 2000i. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Structural Drafter Total Pay (?
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$30,579 - $61,106
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MEDIAN: $44,694
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Structural Drafter Total Pay (?
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$12.98 - $26.12
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,579 - $61,106  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
Profit Sharing
$160.00 - $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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$29,158 - $62,062  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 390
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.98 - $26.12  
   
Overtime
$12.16 - $39.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
   
Profit Sharing
$160.00 - $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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$29,158 - $62,062  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 390
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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
Minneapolis
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Houston
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National Average
$42,000
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Experience Affects Structural Drafter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%
National Average
$42,000

Skills That Affect Structural Drafter Salaries

Microstation
up arrow 26%
Autocad 2000i
up arrow 17%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%
AutoCAD
0%
National Average
$42,000
AutoDesk
up arrow 1%
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Gender
Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 20%
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