Draftsperson Salary

The average Draftsperson in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $18.61 per hour. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by slightly less than one-half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,264 - $58,057
$31K
$40K
$58K
MEDIAN: $40,380
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50%
90%

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$12.55 - $25.67
$13
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.64
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$0$58K
Salary $31,264 - $58,057
Bonus $0.00 - $4,596
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,973
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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$28,134 - $55,791
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 56
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $12.55 - $25.67
Overtime $17.81 - $37.25
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,596
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,973
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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$28,134 - $55,791
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 116

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Job Description for Draftsperson

A draftsperson primarily works in the field of building design and architecture. (In many job listings, the term is used interchangeably with architect.) The work revolves around the conception, drawing, design, and schematics for residential and commercial buildings.

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Draftsperson 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.

Common Career Paths for Draftsperson


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Draftspersons may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Architecture Project Manager. The latter position pays an average of $66K annually. Many Draftspersons go on to become Computer Aided Design Drafters or Architectural Draftsmans despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $4K lower and $1K lower, respectively.

Draftsperson Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Draftsperson

Pay by Experience for a Draftsperson has a positive trend. An entry-level Draftsperson with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 76 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Draftsperson with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Draftsperson which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 29 salaries. A Draftsperson with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 12 salaries.

Draftsperson Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Draftsperson?

Draftsperson in Hamilton:
"New Everyday."
Pros: Challenging and new, really get to utilize what I've learned in school.
Cons: Nothing.

Draftsperson in Ennis:
"Foundations."
Pros: Small company, get to use CAD.
Cons: No maternity leave for part time.

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Key Stats for Draftsperson

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Draftsperson Salaries

▲14%

Late-Career
▲8%

▲3%

National Average
$41,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Draftsperson Salaries

National Average
$41,000

AutoCAD
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼1%


SolidWorks
▼8%

Adobe Photoshop
▼9%

Microsoft Office
▼10%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 37%
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