$47,696
Avg. Salary
$19.99
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,543

Bonus

$1,487

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Structural Drafter is $19.99 per hour.

The average pay for a Structural Drafter is $47,696 per year.

10%
$14.46
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$19.99
50%
$29.42
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MEDIAN $19.99
10%
$35k
10%
$48k
50%
$64k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $47,696
$35,386 - $64,049
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MEDIAN: $47,696
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$14.46 - $29.42
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$0$66K
Salary $35,386 - $64,049
Bonus $200 - $5,245
Profit Sharing $480 - $4,664
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,226 - $66,523
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 171
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $14.46 - $29.42
Overtime $21.59 - $44.65
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $200 - $5,245
Profit Sharing $480 - $4,664
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,226 - $66,523
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 422

Job Description for Structural Drafter

Structural drafters produce technical drawings based on rough specifications, sketches, and calculations from various personnel in the field. They must verify this rough work, making modifications to their drawings when necessary to ensure they conform to specifications. Structural drafters should be able to construct detailed reports, calculate materials and costs, and meet relevant timelines.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Structural Drafter


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There are some Structural Drafters — though it's uncommon — that transition into Structural Engineers, where earnings are an average $64K annually. Structural Drafters typically move into roles as Structural Designers or Structural AutoCAD Designers, and those positions pay $15K more and $4K more, respectively.

Structural Drafter Job Listings

Popular Skills for Structural Drafter


Survey results imply that Structural Drafters deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microstation, Autodesk Revit Structure, and autodesk autocad are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 14 percent. Those listing Engineering Design as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. SolidWorks and AutoDesk also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with AutoCAD also tend to know Microsoft Word and Autodesk Revit Structure.

Pay by Experience Level for Structural Drafter

Pay by Experience for a Structural Drafter has a positive trend. An entry-level Structural Drafter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 161 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Structural Drafter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 90 salaries. An experienced Structural Drafter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 109 salaries. A Structural Drafter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 33 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

20%

14%

12%

-2%

National Average: $45,772

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Structural Drafters that is 34 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Structural Drafters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), and Sacramento (+12 percent). Trailing the national average by 4 percent, Dallas is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Key Stats for Structural Drafter

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 117 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Structural Drafter Salaries

▲30%

▲16%

▲5%

National Average
$46,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Structural Drafter Salaries

Microsoft Office
▲16%

Microstation
▲8%



National Average
$46,000





▼7%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼9%

▼10%

SolidWorks
▼10%

Engineering Design
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 19%