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Average Draftsperson Salary in Australia

AU$55,990
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$712
Bonus
AU$989
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The average salary for a Draftsperson in Australia is AU$55,990.
10%
A$41k
MEDIAN
A$56k
90%
A$74k
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AU$41k - AU$74k
Bonus
AU$198 - AU$5k
Profit Sharing
AU$491 - AU$3k
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AU$41k - AU$76k
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What Do Draftspeople Do?

Draftsperson 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 Draftspeople?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Draftspeople?

An entry-level Draftsperson with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$46,204 based on 73 salaries. An early career Draftsperson with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$52,728 based on 438 salaries. A mid-career Draftsperson with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$60,346 based on 190 salaries. An experienced Draftsperson with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$65,163 based on 143 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$79,750.
Employees with Draftsperson in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 5.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (2.0% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (1.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (10.7% less), Newcastle, New South Wales (4.5% less) and Gold Coast, Queensland (3.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 892 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.2%
Early Career
49.1%
Mid Career
21.3%
Experienced
16.0%
Late Career
5.4%

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