Career Attributes

  • $41,179
  • 99,600
  • 3.0
  • 8.1%
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Architecture
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How much does a Drafter make in the United States?

Average Drafter Yearly Salary in the United States

Drafters earn an average yearly salary of $41,180. Salaries typically start from $24,249 and go up to $59,620.

Average Drafter Hourly Wage in the United States

Drafters earn an average hourly wage of $19.80. Hourly wages typically start from $11.66 and go up to $28.66.

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

79%
Full-Time
21%
Part-Time

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Drafter demographics

Salary Satisfaction

3.0
SCORE
755
RATINGS
Drafters average a score of 3.0 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Drafters in the 55th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Drafter satisfaction

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Drafter Earnings by Seniority

Top End Drafter Earnings

The highest earning Drafters in the United States earn:

$28.66
an hour
$59,619.6
per year
Senior Drafter Earnings

Senior Drafters in the United States earn:

$23.42
an hour
$48,710.3
per year
Experienced Drafter Earnings

Experienced Drafters in the United States earn:

$18.43
an hour
$38,330.1
per year
Junior Drafter Earnings

Junior Drafters in the United States earn:

$14.34
an hour
$29,825.1
per year
Starting Drafter Earnings

Starting Drafters in the United States earn:

$11.66
an hour
$24,249.3
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Drafter Salary Comparison

Drafters earn more than 13% percent of similar careers in the United States.

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Drafter Salary $41k
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Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Drafter salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Drafter Salary in California $20.36 $42,339.4 # 1
Drafter Salary in Texas $20.01 $41,625 # 2
Drafter Salary in United States $19.80 $41,179.8 # 3

Career Attributes

  • $41,179
  • 99,600
  • 3.0
  • 8.1%
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Architecture
More Attributes