Average Structural Drafter Hourly Pay in Canada

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The average hourly pay for a Structural Drafter in Canada is C$24.39.
MEDIAN C$24.39
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Hourly Rate
C$18 - C$33
C$478 - C$3,936
Profit Sharing
C$0 - C$1,500
Total Pay
C$37,914 - C$73,250

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Job Description for Structural Drafter

Structural Drafter Tasks
  • Design structural solutions and requirements from customer specifications, producing two- and three-dimensional drawings.
  • Prepare bill of materials, schedules, and other documentation.
  • Prepare drawings from multiple angles and elevations, creating detailed sketches where teams require.
  • Evaluate feasibility and site considerations for designs, raising challenges.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Structural Drafter

Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD), Microsoft Excel, Autodesk Revit Structure and Autodesk AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Structural Drafter

An entry-level Structural Drafter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$20.22 based on 9 salaries. An early career Structural Drafter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$22.29 based on 64 salaries. A mid-career Structural Drafter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$27.60 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Structural Drafter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$26.54 based on 39 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$41.
Employees with Structural Drafter in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 13.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (4.6% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (3.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (30.3% less) and Edmonton, Alberta (4.8% less).

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