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Architectural Drafter Salary
in Seattle, Washington

$64,657 (USD)

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Last updated: June 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Architectural Drafter is $64,657 a year and $31 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for an Architectural Drafter is between $47,096 and $79,261. 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 Seattle, Washington.

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Job Summary

  • 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 Seattle, Washington, 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:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Seattle, Washington

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Description: Seattle ( (listen) see-AT-əl) is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 744,955 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.94 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle...

Architectural Drafter Job Listings for Seattle, Washington

Architectural Drafter
May 10
Everett, WA, USA
Northshore Exteriors
Job Description Overview Northshore Architectural Project Drafters detail drawings to include all views and dimensions necessary for the manufacture of our products. As a drafter, you will learn all ...
Architectural Designer
Apr 16
Seattle, WA, USA
DC Builders
We encourage all prospective applicants to visit www.dcbuilding.com and www.dcstructures.com Job Responsibilities • Modeling, drafting and detailing architectural designs through Schematic Design ...
Architectural Drafter (Entry Level)
Apr 23
Everett, WA, USA
Northshore Exteriors
Overview Northshore Architectural Project Drafters detail drawings to include all views and dimensions necessary for the manufacture of our products. As a drafter, you will learn all information ...
Temporary REVIT Drafter Architecture - (Retail/Commercial Experience)
Jun 11
Lynnwood, WA, USA
PM Design Group, Inc.
Our talented drafters are the backbone of our company and play a key and vital role in the success ... Company Description PM Design Group, Inc. provides total Architectural and Civil Engineering ...
Architectural Design / Drafting
Jun 17
Bellevue, WA, USA
Sturman Architects
... Architecture. · 3-10 years experience (Residential experience preferred). · Proficient in AutoCad, Sketchup, Windows, Revit - (good but not required) · Strong Drafting Skills · Detailing ...
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