The average salary for an Architectural Drafter is AU$55,056.
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Job Description for Architectural Drafter
An architectural drafter creates precise scale drawings and schematics for structures to be built or renovated. These drawings can then be used by clients of the architectural firm for approval (or modifications until the client is satisfied with the design). The drafter’s work is then the basis that site managers use to assist in the actual construction or remodeling work to be performed. For a modern architectural drafter, most creation of drawings uses computer-aided design (CAD) software; a…Read more
Architectural Drafter Tasks
- Accurately post closed work orders to the master design files.
- Review engineering drawings and supporting documentation to verify adherence to standard practices.
- Prepare layouts, drawings and designs according to engineering specifications using software.
- Log work orders into database and distribute and file work order folders daily.
- Coordinate work order process with construction supervisors, engineers and property accounting.
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Popular Skills for Architectural Drafter
Autodesk Revit Architecture
Skills in 3D Rendering and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Revit Architecture and Autodesk AutoCAD.
Pay by Experience Level for Architectural Drafter
An entry-level Architectural Drafter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$45,376 based on 61 salaries. An early career Architectural Drafter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$52,061 based on 166 salaries. A mid-career Architectural Drafter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$61,329 based on 82 salaries. An experienced Architectural Drafter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$66,129 based on 45 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$65,244.
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Employees with Architectural Drafter in their job title in Brisbane, Queensland earn an average of 4.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (2.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Newcastle, New South Wales (18.3% less), Adelaide, South Australia (5.3% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (1.0% less).
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