Average Architectural Drafter Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Architectural Drafter is $18.62.
MEDIAN $18.62
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $26
$100 - $3,894
Profit Sharing
$102 - $4,880
Total Pay
$29,903 - $59,900

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Job Description for Architectural Drafter

Architectural Drafter Tasks
  • Accurately post closed work orders to the master design files.
  • Review engineering drawings and supporting documentation to verify adherence to standard practices.
  • Prepare layouts, drawings and designs according to engineering specifications using software.
  • Log work orders into database and distribute and file work order folders daily.
  • Coordinate work order process with construction supervisors, engineers and property accounting.

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Popular Skills for Architectural Drafter

Skills in Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit Architecture, Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 3D Rendering.

Pay by Experience Level for Architectural Drafter

An entry-level Architectural Drafter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.68 based on 238 salaries. An early career Architectural Drafter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.54 based on 611 salaries. A mid-career Architectural Drafter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.74 based on 262 salaries. An experienced Architectural Drafter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.44 based on 247 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Employees with Architectural Drafter in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 36.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (23.5% more) and San Diego, California (15.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (3.3% less).

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