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Average Senior Drafter Hourly Pay

$24.61
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,400
Bonus
$1,900
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The average hourly pay for a Senior Drafter is $24.61.
10%
$19.27
MEDIAN
$24.61
90%
$33.98
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Hourly Rate
$19 - $34
Bonus
$199 - $6,727
Profit Sharing
$1,452 - $5,106
Total Pay
$41,428 - $74,838
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What Do Senior Drafters Do?

Senior Drafter Tasks
  • Design, draft, and check drawings, maps, diagrams, and documentation for projects.
  • Review, interpret, and explain drafts and drawings.
  • Create three dimensional models and use other methods to verify fit check.

Job Satisfaction for Senior Drafter

3.9 out of 5
(86)
Highly Satisfied
4Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Drafter

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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Drafters?

Skills in Autodesk AutoCAD and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Office.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Drafters?

An early career Senior Drafter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $21.06 based on 27 salaries. A mid-career Senior Drafter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.11 based on 82 salaries. An experienced Senior Drafter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.57 based on 164 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.
Employees with Senior Drafter in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 30.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (14.1% more) and San Diego, California (11.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Lexington, Kentucky (1.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 399 survey responses.
Early Career
6.8%
Mid Career
20.6%
Experienced
41.1%
Late Career
31.6%