Average Mechanical Drafter Salary in Canada

C$48,012
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$900
Bonus
C$900
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Mechanical Drafter in Canada is C$48,012.
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C$36k
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C$48k
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C$61k
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MEDIAN C$48,012
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Salary
C$36k - C$61k
Bonus
C$270 - C$2k
Profit Sharing
C$0 - C$900
Total Pay
C$35k - C$64k

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Job Description for Mechanical Drafter

Mechanical Drafter Tasks
  • Generate CAD drawings and bill of materials.
  • Review work on engineering designs for manufacturability, accuracy and completeness.
  • Create detailed piece part drawings that meet Engineering standards.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Mechanical Drafter. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Mechanical Drafter
Mechanical Designer
Mechanical Engineering Technologist
Drafter Design
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Mechanical Drafter

Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD), Engineering Design, SolidWorks, Microsoft Office and Autodesk AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Drafter

An entry-level Mechanical Drafter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$41,549 based on 12 salaries. An early career Mechanical Drafter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$46,386 based on 71 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Drafter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$54,652 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Drafter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$52,556 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$52,091.
Employees with Mechanical Drafter in their job title in Mississauga, Ontario earn an average of 21.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (19.5% more) and Edmonton, Alberta (8.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (10.5% less), Surrey, British Columbia (6.8% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (0.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 131 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.2%
Early Career
54.2%
Mid Career
17.6%
Experienced
9.9%
Late Career
9.2%

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