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Average Draftsperson Hourly Pay

$19.34
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,007
Bonus
$1,179
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Draftsperson is $19.34.
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$14.54
MEDIAN
$19.34
90%
$28.03
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $28
Bonus
$50 - $3,091
Profit Sharing
$4 - $16,768
Total Pay
$31,148 - $60,042
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What Do Draftspeople Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Draftsperson

4 out of 5
(42)
Highly Satisfied
5Reviews

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Draftspeople?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Draftspeople?

An entry-level Draftsperson with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.26 based on 21 salaries. An early career Draftsperson with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.91 based on 103 salaries. A mid-career Draftsperson with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.37 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Draftsperson with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.98 based on 47 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Draftsperson in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 21.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (16.3% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 232 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.1%
Early Career
44.4%
Mid Career
15.9%
Experienced
20.3%
Late Career
10.3%