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Chief Drafter Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$59,918 (USD)

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Last updated: May 21, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Chief Drafter is $59,918 a year and $29 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Chief Drafter is between $43,705 and $73,391. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Chief Drafter. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Draws rough layout and sketches, and assigns work to and directs subordinate drafting workers: sketches layout according to design proposal and standard specifications and practices.
  • Assigns drafting of detail drawings to subordinate personnel and verifies accuracy and completeness of finished drawings.
  • May perform duties described under drafter.
Chief Drafter Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Mechanical Drafters

Job family population: 58,190

Estimated population of Chief Drafter jobs: 2,394

Rate of error: 1.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Chief Drafter Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Personal Assistant/Executive Assistant to CEO/Travel Expert
May 4
Chicago, IL, USA
Read, research, and prepare correspondence for the CEO. * Draft letters and documents for the CEO. * File documents. * Screen calls and act as a gatekeeper for the CEO. * Plan and coordinate meetings ...
May 14
Great Lakes, IL, USA
Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
PARALEGAL SPECIALIST ===== ##### Department of the Navy Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval ...  4) Drafts all ethics opinions regarding attendance by military/civilian personnel at various ...
Executive Administrative Assistant to the President and CEO
May 10
Chicago, IL, USA
Muller and Monroe Asset Management
1. Compose and Disseminate Correspondence • Prepare first draft of correspondence including letters, memos, reports, etc. for supervisor/staff/department. • Respond to correspondence not ...
Apr 23
Chicago, IL, USA
Atrium Staffing
The Assistant will also work closely with and support the Chief Operating Officer. The Assistant ... â€¢ Drafts, develops, proofs and archives executives' reports and presentations. • Makes ...
Project Coordinator & Administrative Assistant
May 7
Wheeling, IL, USA
DGI Supply, a DoALL Company
They will also provide executive administrative support to our CFO & General Counsel, President/CEO ... Conserves executive's time by reading, researching, and routing correspondence; drafting letters ...
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