Entry-Level Structural Drafter Salary

An average Entry-Level Structural Drafter can expect to take home roughly $17.70 per hour. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Structural Drafters bottoms out near $29K and approaches $53K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $5K from bonuses and almost $2K from profit sharing. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Structural Drafters is high. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 80 percent of Entry-Level Structural Drafters are male. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$34,188 - $56,839
$34K
$41K
$57K
MEDIAN: $41,449
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$13.72 - $22.88
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$23
MEDIAN: $17.70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$34,188 - $56,839  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,872  
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $1,987  
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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$29,399 - $52,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.72 - $22.88  
   
Overtime
$20.94 - $33.65  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,872  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $1,987  
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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$29,399 - $52,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 139

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,135

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Structural Drafters that is 19 percent greater than the national average, Portland offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Structural Drafters will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+17 percent).

Key Stats for Structural Drafter

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Structural Drafter Salaries

Microstation
▲6%

Autodesk Revit Structure
▲2%

National Average
$40,000

autodesk autocad
▼1%

SolidWorks
▼1%

Autodesk Software
▼4%

Microsoft Excel
▼5%

AutoCAD
▼6%

AutoDesk
▼6%

Microsoft Word
▼7%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼8%

Engineering Design
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 20%
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