Architectural Draftsman Salary

The average pay for an Architectural Draftsman is $17.74 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$29,212 - $59,660
$29K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $43,643
10%
50%
90%

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$12.26 - $28.59
$12
$18
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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$0$60K
Salary $29,212 - $59,660
Bonus $0.00 - $4,102
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $34,255
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,157 - $60,817
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 129
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $12.26 - $28.59
Overtime $18.16 - $36.24
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,102
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $34,255
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,157 - $60,817
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 211

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Job Description for Architectural Draftsman

Architectural draftsmen are responsible for creating architectural construction documents and drawings for their projects. They develop construction-related files that effectively encompass of aspects of the design process. They also conduct inspections that are required for quality assurance. Architectural draftsmen review and analyze specifications and propose other project-related ideas. In addition to these tasks, architectural draftsmen create estimates for materials, revise constructions plans, and make modifications based on the project needs and company resources. They also provide improvement recommendations for current building procedures.

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Architectural Draftsman 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 Draftsman

Pay by Experience Level for Architectural Draftsman

Pay by Experience for an Architectural Draftsman has a positive trend. An entry-level Architectural Draftsman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 206 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Architectural Draftsman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Architectural Draftsman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 113 salaries. An Architectural Draftsman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 58 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,823

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Key Stats for Architectural Draftsman

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Architectural Draftsman Salaries

▲17%

▲14%

▲12%

National Average
$41,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Architectural Draftsman Salaries

Microsoft Excel
▲3%

3D Rendering
▲3%

National Average
$41,000




▼5%



SolidWorks
▼14%

Autodesk Inventor
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 43%
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