Average Structural Drafter Hourly Pay

$20.44
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,675
Bonus
$1,483
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The average hourly pay for a Structural Drafter is $20.44.
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$14.74
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$20.44
90%
$29.65
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$15 - $30
Bonus
$240 - $5,872
Profit Sharing
$450 - $9,000
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$31,967 - $66,678
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What Do Structural Drafters Do?

Structural Drafter Tasks
  • Design structural solutions and requirements from customer specifications, producing two- and three-dimensional drawings.
  • Prepare bill of materials, schedules, and other documentation.
  • Prepare drawings from multiple angles and elevations, creating detailed sketches where teams require.
  • Evaluate feasibility and site considerations for designs, raising challenges.

Job Satisfaction for Structural Drafter

3.8 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for Structural Drafters?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Structural Drafters?

An entry-level Structural Drafter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.07 based on 35 salaries. An early career Structural Drafter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.47 based on 197 salaries. A mid-career Structural Drafter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.23 based on 104 salaries. An experienced Structural Drafter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.31 based on 121 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $27.
Employees with Structural Drafter in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 34.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (22.3% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (12.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (23.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 514 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.8%
Early Career
38.3%
Mid Career
20.2%
Experienced
23.5%
Late Career
11.1%