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Engineering Drafter Civil Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$66,226 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Engineering Drafter Civil is $66,226 a year and $32 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Engineering Drafter Civil is between $47,835 and $81,454. 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.
Engineering Drafter Civil Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Architectural and Civil Drafters

Job family population: 95,960

Estimated population of Engineering Drafter Civil 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 2,716,450 (2017), 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...

Engineering Drafter Civil Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

CAD Drafter Designer - Water Resources Engineering
Apr 3
Chicago, IL, USA
Schaaf & Wheeler, Consulting Civil Engineers
This position involves the extensive use of AutoCAD Civil 3D, drafting systems, GIS systems and ... The ability to complete basic calculations related to engineering drawings including areas, lengths ...
Microstation Drafter
May 13
Libertyville, United States
Double M Civil Engineering
Looking for a part-time drafter in surveying and civil engineering field. MicroStation knowlegde is required. Flexible Hours available.
AutoCAD Designer - Civil Designer - Civil Drafter 19-00175
Feb 28
Romeoville, IL, USA
ESPO Engineering Corp
This position requires a technical competency within the engineering and construction industry ... Responsibilities Support the drafting department by utilizing 95% AutoCAD and 5% Solidworks skills ...
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 ... engineering and construction industry, particularly the ability to read civil engineering ...
Civil Engineering Internship
Feb 27
Naperville, IL, USA
Atwell, LLC
... Civil Engineering and Land Development projects. Typical Duties: + Provide support to senior ... drafting documents and computations including, but not limited to: due diligence/site analysis ...
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