Entry-Level Structural Drafter Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Structural Drafters lies in the neighborhood of $17.56 per hour. In the world of Entry-Level Structural Drafters, overall income ranges from $30K near the bottom to $52K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $2K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. Most Entry-Level Structural Drafters like their work and job satisfaction is high. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Entry-Level Structural Drafters who answered the questionnnaire. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,594 - $56,366
$35K
$42K
$56K
MEDIAN: $41,901
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$13.79 - $23.04
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MEDIAN: $17.64
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$0$56K
Salary $34,594 - $56,366
Bonus $0.00 - $4,805
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $11,635
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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$29,885 - $53,044
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 41
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $13.79 - $23.04
Overtime $21.47 - $33.15
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,805
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $11,635
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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$29,885 - $53,044
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 139

Structural Drafter Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,062

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

For Entry-Level Structural Drafters, working in the bustling city of Portland has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Structural Drafters will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+18 percent).

Structural Drafter Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Structural Drafter in Orlando:
You must apply yourself , don't be a copypaste drafter.

Key Stats for Structural Drafter

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
12%

Skills That Affect Structural Drafter Salaries

Microstation
▲7%

Autodesk Revit Structure
▲2%

National Average
$40,000

autodesk autocad
▼1%

SolidWorks
▼1%

Autodesk Software
▼4%

Microsoft Excel
▼5%

AutoDesk
▼5%

AutoCAD
▼6%

Microsoft Word
▼7%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼8%

Engineering Design
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 21%