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Drafter Construction Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$66,236 (USD)

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Last updated: May 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Drafter Construction is $66,236 a year and $32 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Drafter Construction is between $47,842 and $81,467. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Drafter Construction. 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 detailed construction drawings, topographical profiles, and related maps and specifications used in planning and construction of civil engineering projects, such as highways, river and harbor improvements, flood control, drainage, bridges, pipelines, and water and sewage systems.
  • Requires postsecondary school training in drafting along with well-developed drafting and mechanical drawing skills; a knowledge of drafting standards, mathematics, science, and engineering technology; and a solid background in computer-aided drafting and design techniques.
  • After gaining experience, drafters progress to more difficult work with less supervision.
Drafter Construction Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Architectural and Civil Drafters

Job family population: 95,960

Estimated population of Drafter Construction jobs: 4,264

Rate of error: 1.7%

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 Construction Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

AutoCAD Drafter
May 21
Hoffman Estates, IL, USA
Kineticom, Inc
Prepare zoning drawings and construction drawings for presentation to client * Layout and plan using computer-assisted drafting (CAD) equipment, redesign/ modify as necessary * Work within various ...
AutoCad Drafter/Estimator
Apr 22
Elmhurst, IL, USA
Industrial Cork
We have been in the commercial/industrial construction industry for over 80 years and are looking to add a talented and self motivated Drafter with CAD experience to our team. Candidate must possess ...
CAD Drafter Designer - Water Resources Engineering
Apr 3
Chicago, IL, USA
Schaaf & Wheeler, Consulting Civil Engineers
Drawings include maps, construction documents, figures and other graphics used in a variety of ... other drafting software to develop detailed designs for complex civil engineering projects is ...
Construction Project Accountant
May 10
Villa Park, IL, USA
Keeley Construction
... Construction Project Team as Project Accountant. This individual will perform a variety of ... Prepare customer payment application packages containing draft and final invoices for all billable ...
Project Manager
Mar 18
Chicago, IL, USA
Taylor Excavating & Construction, Inc
Oversee payment to contractors and vendors during construction * Attend and participate in meetings ... Draft, distribute and track Subcontracts, Purchase Orders, and Change Orders to subcontractors ...
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