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Drafter (Complex) Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$67,618 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Drafter (Complex) is $67,618 a year and $33 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Drafter (Complex) is between $48,703 and $83,304. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Drafter (Complex). 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

  • Drafts and creates routine to moderately complex detailed drawings, sketches, and profiles used in the planning or construction of various physical projects or products.
  • Follows directions to conceive of or create form and design variations for consideration.
  • Uses extensive knowledge of computer-assisted drafting (CAD) equipment and software.
Drafter (Complex) Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Drafters, All Other

Job family population: 15,300

Estimated population of Drafter (Complex) jobs: 806

Rate of error: 3.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Drafter (Complex) Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

CAD Drafter Designer - Water Resources Engineering
Apr 3
Chicago, IL, USA
Schaaf & Wheeler, Consulting Civil Engineers
Schaaf & Wheeler is looking for a highly proficient CAD Drafter/Designer to develop design and ... complex civil engineering projects is essential * Recent intermediate + level professional ...
Mar 12
Batavia, IL, USA
Sterling Engineering
* Design, layout, or detail components and systems of a complex nature. * Reviews and analyzes specifications, sketches, engineering drawings, ideas, and design data to determine factors affecting ...
CAD/CAM Operator Specialist
May 24
Round Lake, IL, USA
Kelly Services
Perform complex and advanced design and drafting functions in support of development projects utilizing appropriate technology or tools such CAD/CAM/CATAI, etc. Interface with multiple internal ...
Commercial Litigation Paralegal
Mar 30
Chicago, IL, USA
Special Counsel
Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 2 years of substantive complex commercial litigation experience, including e-discovery and Relativity exposure. Candidates should have experience drafting ...
Mergers and Acquisitions Attorney
Mar 5
Chicago, IL, USA
Cresco Labs
Draft shareholder agreements, employment and consulting agreements, equity grant agreements, and ... complex and developing cannabis industry. MISSION STATEMENT Cresco aims to lead the nation ...
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