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Design Drafter Salary

$75,455 (USD)

Average Salary

$36/hr

Average Hourly

$2,037

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 19, 2019

The average pay for a Design Drafter is $75,455 a year and $36 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Design Drafter is between $53,656 and $93,343. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Design Drafter. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Drafts and prepares detail drawings of unusual, complex, or original design, working with design originators.
  • Creates designs from verbal or written instructions.
  • Performs unusually difficult assignments requiring considerable initiative, resourcefulness, and drafting expertise.
  • Ensures that anticipated problems in manufacture, assembly, installation, and operation are resolved by the drawings produced.
  • This position is the top drafter and is the primary voice in the design of technical products.
Design Drafter Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Drafters, All Other

Job family population: 14,580

Estimated population of Design Drafter jobs: 13,374

Rate of error: 3.3%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$87,473
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Design Drafter Job Listings for United States

Mechanical/CAD Drafter
Nov 13
Torrance, United States
The Creative Group
TCG is seeking a CAD Drafter for a Manufacturing company in the the South Los Angeles area near Torrance, CA. This role will remain as a 3-6mo contract assignment, working Monday to Friday onsite
Mechanical Design Drafter - Solidworks
Nov 12
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Russell Tobin & Associates
Develop original designs or adaptations of current products, requiring some HVAV industry specialized design drafting and experience. Work with Marketing/Sales to provide documentation for custom ...
JUNIOR MECHANICAL DESIGNER/DRAFTER
Oct 30
Boxborough, United States
Photo Diagnostic Systems Inc.
The Junior Mechanical Designer/Drafter will work closely with mechanical engineers as well as work with other personnel to provide detail design drawings and prepare Bills of Materials, for ...
Aerospace Design Engineer - Solid Works/AutoCad / Inventor
Nov 5
Sonoma County, CA, USA
Patrick Allen Group, Inc.
Uses computer assisted design/drafting (CATIA, Solid-Works, AutoCAD and/or Inventor) software and equipment to develop system designs. * Design jigs and tooling for new product qualification
Mechanical Design Engineer
Oct 29
Charleston, WV, USA
Manpower
Ability to design, draft and observe construction for all aspects of HVAC and plumbing. Ability to work productively in a collaborative work environment. Valid Driver's License is required. Degree in ...

The average pay for a Design Drafter is $75,455 a year and $36 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Design Drafter is between $53,656 and $93,343. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Design Drafter. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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