Average Drafting Supervisor Salary

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The average salary for a Drafting Supervisor is $61,271.
MEDIAN $61,271
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$44k - $91k
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$3k - $7k
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$44k - $92k

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Job Description for Drafting Supervisor

Drafting Supervisor Tasks
  • Supervise drafting team to meet deadlines, coordinating, and reviewing work.
  • Estimate material and service prices and costs.
  • Write documentation, correspondence, reports, and training materials.
  • Plan and assign work, and evaluate team performance.

Career Paths

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Drafting Supervisor
Steel Detailer
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter
Production Manager, (Unspecified Type)
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Drafting Supervisor

Skills in Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD) and Autodesk Inventor are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management, Microsoft Office and Autodesk AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Drafting Supervisor

An early career Drafting Supervisor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $53,444 based on 35 salaries. A mid-career Drafting Supervisor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,730 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Drafting Supervisor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,916 based on 106 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $63,527.
Employees with Drafting Supervisor in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 51.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Louisville, Kentucky (36.3% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (25.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (14.3% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (10.2% less).

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