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Average Mechanical Drafter Hourly Pay

$19.78
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$999
Bonus
$1,024
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The average hourly pay for a Mechanical Drafter is $19.78.
10%
$15.02
MEDIAN
$19.78
90%
$26.32
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $26
Bonus
$103 - $4,096
Profit Sharing
$199 - $7,629
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$32,362 - $62,397
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What Do Mechanical Drafters Do?

Mechanical Drafter Tasks
  • Generate CAD drawings and bill of materials.
  • Review work on engineering designs for manufacturability, accuracy and completeness.
  • Create detailed piece part drawings that meet Engineering standards.

Job Satisfaction for Mechanical Drafter

3.6 out of 5
(233)
Highly Satisfied
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What Are Popular Skills for Mechanical Drafters?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Drafters?

An entry-level Mechanical Drafter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.65 based on 55 salaries. An early career Mechanical Drafter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.09 based on 419 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Drafter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.80 based on 205 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Drafter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.93 based on 158 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Employees with Mechanical Drafter in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 7.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (5.6% more) and Orlando, Florida (1.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boise, Idaho (12.0% less), Evansville, Indiana (5.0% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 938 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.9%
Early Career
44.7%
Mid Career
21.9%
Experienced
16.8%
Late Career
10.8%