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Average Architectural Draftsman Salary in Australia

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The average salary for an Architectural Draftsman in Australia is AU$59,639.
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AU$43k - AU$82k
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What Do Architectural Draftsmen Do?

Architectural Draftsman 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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What Are Popular Skills for Architectural Draftsmen?

Skills in Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop, Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD), Autodesk Revit Architecture and Autodesk AutoCAD.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Architectural Draftsmen?

An entry-level Architectural Draftsman with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$49,966 based on 21 salaries. An early career Architectural Draftsman with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$54,627 based on 236 salaries. A mid-career Architectural Draftsman with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$63,383 based on 138 salaries. An experienced Architectural Draftsman with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$70,709 based on 81 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$77,758.
Employees with Architectural Draftsman in their job title in Gold Coast, Queensland earn an average of 9.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (4.4% more) and Brisbane, Queensland (3.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Hobart, Tasmania (7.1% less), Adelaide, South Australia (3.9% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (1.3% less).

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