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Drafter Automotive Design Salary

$53,715 (USD)

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Last updated: June 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Drafter Automotive Design is $53,715 a year and $26 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Drafter Automotive Design is between $39,290 and $65,738. 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

  • Designs and drafts working layouts and master drawings of automotive vehicle components, assemblies, and systems from specifications, sketches, models, prototype or verbal instructions, applying knowledge of automotive vehicle design, engineering principles, manufacturing processes and limitations, and conventional and computer drafting techniques and procedures, using drafting instruments and computerized work aids: analyzes specifications, sketches, engineering drawings, ideas and related design data to determine critical factors affecting design of components based on knowledge of previous designs and manufacturing processes and limitations.
  • Draws rough sketches and performs mathematical computations to develop design and work out detailed specifications of components.
  • Applies knowledge of mathematical formulas and physical laws and uses conventional and computerized work aids to make calculations.
  • Performs preliminary and advanced work in development of working layouts and final master drawings adequate for detailing parts and units of design.
  • Makes revisions to size, shape and arrangement of parts to create practical design.
  • Confers with automotive engineer 007.061-010 and others on staff to resolve design problems.
  • Specializes in design of specific type of body or chassis components, assemblies or systems, such as door panels, chassis frame and supports, or braking system.
Drafter Automotive Design Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Mechanical Drafters

Job family population: 58,190

Estimated population of Drafter Automotive Design jobs: 2,747

Rate of error: 1.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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