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Drafter Mechanical Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$64,379 (USD)

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Last updated: May 27, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Drafter Mechanical is $64,379 a year and $31 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Drafter Mechanical is between $46,631 and $79,116. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Drafter Mechanical. 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 Mechanical Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Mechanical Drafters

Job family population: 58,190

Estimated population of Drafter Mechanical jobs: 2,538

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 Mechanical Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Mechanical Engineer Design
May 26
Aurora, IL, USA
HonorVet Technologies
Mechanical Engineer Location ... Aurora, IL 60502 JOB DESCRIPTION: · Fully document equipment; including design, drafting ...
Mechanical Design Engineer
May 13
Plainfield, IL, USA
SPEC Engineering
Are you a strategic, proactive, innovative Mechanical Design Engineer capable of handling complex designing and drafting assignments? * Do you like to work in a fast paced environment with shifting ...
Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Apr 27
Michigan City, IN, USA
1st Resource Recruiting
Mechanical Designing and drafting using 3-D SolidWorks. * Sourcing new components for systems and special projects. * Testing of equipment and components and assisting with research and development.
Mar 12
Batavia, IL, USA
Sterling Engineering
Prepares detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other information. * Researches and analyzes design solutions, coordinates design ...
Design-Development Engineer
Apr 16
Elmhurst, IL, USA
Beeline Group
Design-Development Engineer Seeking a mechanical design engineer with experience in POP/Store ... drafting-3d modeling -BOM) or other parametric CAD systems Candidate must be legally authorized to ...
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