The average hourly pay for a Structural Drafter in Canada is C$24.39.
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Job Description for Structural Drafter
Structural drafters produce technical drawings based on rough specifications, sketches, and calculations from various personnel in the field. They must verify this rough work, making modifications to their drawings when necessary to ensure they conform to specifications. Structural drafters should be able to construct detailed reports, calculate materials and costs, and meet relevant timelines. Structural drafters create multidimensional graphic views, layouts, and flowcharts using computer ai…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Structural Drafter
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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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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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