The average hourly pay for a Civil Engineering Drafter is $19.34.
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Job Description for Civil Engineering Drafter
Civil engineering drafters are in charge of creating effective engineering designs and drawing for their organization. They utilize their engineering skills to create precise documents and drawings for construction and development projects, creating drafts according to project specifications and standards. They are responsible for reviewing maps and blueprints for research and code compliance, as well as submitting detailed reports based on their preliminary findings and analysis. Civil engineer…Read more
Civil Engineering Drafter Tasks
- Create layout drawings and elevations of systems installations.
- Provide technical support to machinists.
- Craft earthwork calculations, alignment sheets, grading design, boundary and right of way drafting.
- Document construction sites including geographic and topographic drawings using CAD.
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Skills in Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D, Microsoft Office and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Autodesk AutoCAD.
Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineering Drafter
An entry-level Civil Engineering Drafter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.83 based on 15 salaries. An early career Civil Engineering Drafter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.10 based on 116 salaries. A mid-career Civil Engineering Drafter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.13 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Civil Engineering Drafter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.22 based on 71 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
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Employees with Civil Engineering Drafter in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 54.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (28.2% more) and Indianapolis, Indiana (14.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (6.9% less) and Houston, Texas (1.8% less).
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