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Architectural Drafter Salary

$58,359 (USD)

Average Salary

$28/hr

Average Hourly

$1,249

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Architectural Drafter is $58,359 a year and $28 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Architectural Drafter is between $42,509 and $71,541. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Architectural Drafter. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Drafts architectural and structural features of buildings and other structures.
  • Applies well-developed drafting and mechanical drawing skills; knowledge of drafting standards, mathematics, science, and engineering technology.
  • Prepares detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings, parking, and landscaping, according to specifications, sketches, and rough drafts provided by architects, engineers, and designers.
  • Fills in technical details, using drawings, rough sketches, specifications, codes, and calculations previously made by engineers, architects, or scientists.
  • Understands directions; draws rough and detailed sketches, drawings, and plans to scale; and analyzes structural, electrical, and mechanical components of buildings.
  • Requires a solid background in computer-aided drafting and design techniques.
Architectural Drafter Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Architectural and Civil Drafters

Job family population: 95,960

Estimated population of Architectural Drafter jobs: 4,459

Rate of error: 1.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$67,654
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Architectural Drafter Job Listings for United States

Architectural Drafter
Jul 17
Appleton, WI, USA
Waldmann Construction
Waldmann Construction, Inc. is seeking an experienced Architectural Draftsperson. This position involves taking direction from Project Managers to create conceptual drawings, bid drawings, and ...
Architectural Drafter
Jul 8
Brisbane, CA, USA
415 design+build
415 Design + Build is looking for an Architectural Drafter to join to join our team. We offer full service design and build on every project, large and small. Whether it's maintenance, a half-bath ...
Architectural Drafter
Jun 27
Hopkinton, MA, USA
BlackTree Technical Group, Inc.
Role The position of Lab Drafter is responsible for developing floor plans, elevations, sections ... Interpret architectural specifications and drawings * Work with various vendors in determining the ...
Architectural Drafter
Jun 24
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Lanoves, Inc.
High-End custom cabinetry manufacturer is looking for an experienced architectural drafter. Requirements: - 5+ years of experience in woodworking industry - Proficiency in AutoCad - Capable to ...
Architectural Drafter
Jun 21
Modesto, CA, USA
Pridestaff - Modesto, CA
PrideStaff is seeking an Architectural Drafter that will prepare design drawings using AutoCAD and/or REVIT, and maintain high compliance. They will assist in the filing and maintenance of all ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Architectural Drafter is $58,359 a year and $28 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Architectural Drafter is between $42,509 and $71,541. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Architectural Drafter. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Architectural Drafter Job Listings for United States

Architectural Drafter
Jul 17
Appleton, WI, USA
Waldmann Construction
Waldmann Construction, Inc. is seeking an experienced Architectural Draftsperson. This position involves taking direction from Project Managers to create conceptual drawings, bid drawings, and ...
Architectural Drafter
Jul 8
Brisbane, CA, USA
415 design+build
415 Design + Build is looking for an Architectural Drafter to join to join our team. We offer full service design and build on every project, large and small. Whether it's maintenance, a half-bath ...
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