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Drafter Engineering Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$64,538 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Drafter Engineering is $64,538 a year and $31 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Drafter Engineering is between $46,747 and $79,312. 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 drawings of a wide variety of machinery and mechanical devices, indicating dimensions and tolerances, fasteners and joining requirements, and other engineering data.
  • Calculates and lays out dimensions angles, curvature, materials to be used, relationship of one part to another, and relationship of various parts, utilizing knowledge of engineering practices, mathematics, materials, technology, and related physical sciences.
Drafter Engineering Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Mechanical Drafters

Job family population: 58,190

Estimated population of Drafter Engineering jobs: 2,538

Rate of error: 1.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Drafter Engineering Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

AutoCAD Drafter - Civil
May 15
Romeoville, IL, USA
Sterling Engineering, Inc
We are seeking a Civil AutoCAD Drafter that will be responsible for providing design and drafting ... Review civil engineering plans to complete preliminary designs with general design criteria ...
Drafter Designer
May 15
Bolingbrook, IL, USA
Sterling Engineering, Inc
We are seeking a Drafter to join our organization. We specialize in storm water treatment. We are ... This position requires a technical competency within the engineering and construction industry ...
CAD Drafter Designer - Water Resources Engineering
Apr 3
Chicago, IL, USA
Schaaf & Wheeler, Consulting Civil Engineers
... 3D, drafting systems, GIS systems and client standards to prepare drawings and revise/update existing drawings for a variety of water resources engineering projects. Drawings include maps ...
Microstation Drafter
May 12
Double M Civil Engineering
Looking for a part-time drafter in surveying and civil engineering field. MicroStation knowlegde is required. Flexible Hours available.
Mechanical Design Engineer
May 13
Plainfield, IL, USA
SPEC Engineering
A privately held, fast growing, stable full service process engineering firm seeks an impact player ... and drafting assignments? * Do you like to work in a fast paced environment with shifting ...
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