$47,102
Avg. Salary
$20.10
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$966

Bonus

$2,200

Profit Sharing

$7,475

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Drafter Design is $20.10 per hour.

The average pay for a Drafter Design is $47,102 per year.

10%
$14.83
10%
$20.10
50%
$29.64
90%
90%
MEDIAN $20.10
10%
$36k
10%
$47k
50%
$67k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $47,102
$35,900 - $66,922
$36K
$47K
$67K
MEDIAN: $47,102
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$14.83 - $29.64
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$0$66K
Salary $35,900 - $66,922
Bonus $0.00 - $4,038
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $17,617
Commission $7,475
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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$32,672 - $65,908
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 165
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $14.83 - $29.64
Overtime $22.12 - $40.30
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,038
Commission $7,475
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $17,617
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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$32,672 - $65,908
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 307

Job Description for Drafter Design

A drafter/designer uses modern tools such as AudoCAD and other 3D modeling software to create models of all different kinds of structures and objects, and create and modify these drawings in comfortable but fast-paced office environments. This position is generally employed by engineering and design firms, but jobs also exist within construction companies and other types of contracting firms.

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Drafter Design Tasks
  • Participate in design of new products in cooperation with a design team consisting of engineers, other designers and lab technicians.
  • Use and apply company drafting standards.
  • Revise and redraw as required, production drawings of existing standard products.
  • Produce CAD models and detail drawings of new products.

Common Career Paths for Drafter Design


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As Drafter Designs transition into upper-level roles such as Design Engineering Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Design Engineering Managers earn $103K on average per year. An AutoCAD Designer or a Senior Drafter is a typical transition from a Drafter Design role.

Drafter Design Job Listings

Popular Skills for Drafter Design


Drafter Designs seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Microstation, Pro/Engineer, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 21 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk Inventor, and Microsoft Office. Most people who know AutoCAD also know Microsoft Word and SolidWorks.

Pay by Experience Level for Drafter Design

Pay by Experience for a Drafter Design has a positive trend. An entry-level Drafter Design with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 130 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Drafter Design with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Drafter Design which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 49 salaries. A Drafter Design with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 31 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

20%

-6%

National Average: $45,659

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Drafter Designs, 25 percent higher than the national average. The lowest-paying market is Tulsa, which sits 3 percent below the national average.

Drafter Design Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Drafter Design?

Drafter Design in Largo:
"Another day in paradise."
Pros: the weather is good
Cons: pay and lack of advancement

Drafter Design in Wilmington:
"Likw Wilmington, NC."
Pros: around family and friends, many outdoor and marine activities
Cons: nothing

Drafter Design in Rancho Cucamonga:
"Nice Area."
Pros: There are a lot of good restaurants nearby.
Cons: It's expensive

Drafter Design in Bozeman:
"Can be rewarding."
Pros: All my friends are here, good recreational oppurtunities
Cons: All the people, cost of living

Drafter Design in Winona:
"Drafting."
Pros: It has been a good experience. I have learned a lot at Fastenal.
Cons: I have to deal with some people that are not that great to deal with. Fastenal does not like to hire full time employees.

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Key Stats for Drafter Design

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Drafter Design Salaries

▲29%

▲4%

▲1%

National Average
$46,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Drafter Design Salaries

Microstation
▲23%

▲17%

▲9%

National Average
$46,000



▼6%






Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 21%