The average salary for a Mechanical Drafter in Canada is C$48,012.
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Job Description for Mechanical Drafter
Mechanical drafters prepare technical drawings of machinery, robotics, and other mechanical devices in industries such as manufacturing. This usually involves the use of computer aided design (CAD) software. The majority of a mechanical drafter's working hours are spent on a computer, running simulations which require constant modifications to mathematical equations and algorithms. Deadlines are of extreme importance in this field, so a mechanical drafter should expect to work more than a 40-h…Read more
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.
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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.
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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).
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