Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Mechanical Drafter is $20.15
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 $18.08 based on 44 salaries. An early career Mechanical Drafter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.54 based on 316 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Mechanical Drafters Do?
Mechanical drafters prepare technical drawings of machinery, robotics, and other mechanical devices in industries such as manufacturing. This usually involves the use of computer aided design (CAD) software.
The majority of a mechanical drafter's working hours are spent on a computer, running simulations which require constant modifications to mathematical equations and algorithms. Deadlines are of extreme importance in this field, so a mechanical drafter should expect to work more than a …Read more