The average salary for a Mechanical Drafter with Engineering Design skills in Canada is C$47,325.
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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
Autodesk Revit MEP
Skills in SolidWorks and Autodesk Revit MEP are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD), Microsoft Office and Autodesk AutoCAD.
Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Drafter
An early career Mechanical Drafter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$45,248 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Drafter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$53,000 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Drafter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$51,796 based on 7 salaries.
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