The average salary for a Draughtsman in United Kingdom is £24,639.
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Job Description for Draughtsman
The draughtsman (draftsman) is responsible for transforming others' ideas into specific “maps” used to guild the physical construction of entities such as buildings, machines, computer chips, and roads; this can be done freehand, although it is now common to use computer-aided design (CAD) software. These maps or plans are also used by others to determine the feasibility of a building or item. The draughtsman works closely with designers of large-scale systems such as architects, designers, a…Read more
- Assist design engineering team with site visits.
- Assist engineering team with drafting of system plans.
- Develop detailed drawings of system components for construction and installation.
- Assist engineering teams with system design.
- Determine local and national code requirements.
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Popular Skills for Draughtsman
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Skills in Autodesk Inventor are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD), SolidWorks, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Autodesk AutoCAD.
Pay by Experience Level for Draughtsman
An entry-level Draughtsman with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £18,694 based on 50 salaries. An early career Draughtsman with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £19,730 based on 222 salaries. A mid-career Draughtsman with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £25,966 based on 118 salaries. An experienced Draughtsman with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £28,836 based on 78 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £31,477.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Draughtsman in their job title in Aberdeen, Scotland: Aberdeen earn an average of 21.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in London, England: London (13.9% more) and Leicester, England: Leicestershire (11.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Hull, England: East Riding of Yorkshire (27.9% less), Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Tyne and Wear (20.9% less) and Norwich, England: Norfolk (10.3% less).
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