The average salary for a Senior Drafter in Australia is AU$77,746.
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Job Description for Senior Drafter
Senior drafters are in charge of drafting effective designs that meet specified requirements for their organization. These professionals use computer-aided design (CAD) software to create blueprints and drawings that satisfy project needs, analyze drawings, and modify existing designs. In addition, senior drafters are responsible for mentoring junior drafters, overseeing their work and recommending changes. They also take part in training sessions for new staff members, organize drawing sheets, …Read more
Senior Drafter Tasks
- Design, draft, and check drawings, maps, diagrams, and documentation for projects.
- Review, interpret, and explain drafts and drawings.
- Create three dimensional models and use other methods to verify fit check.
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Popular Skills for Senior Drafter
Windows Operating System General Use
Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office and Autodesk AutoCAD.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Drafter
An early career Senior Drafter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$67,650 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Senior Drafter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$71,826 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Senior Drafter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$79,852 based on 96 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$89,741.
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Employees with Senior Drafter in their job title in Townsville, Queensland earn an average of 5.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brisbane, Queensland (4.7% more) and Sydney, New South Wales (2.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (6.7% less), Perth, Western Australia (3.2% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (2.7% less).
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