Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does an Architectural Drafter make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$52,416 / yrTotal Pay
$49,946 / yrBase Pay
$2,470 / yrAdditional Pay

$52,416

 / yr
$37K$74K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Architectural Drafter is $52,416 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $49,946 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $2,470 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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For Architectural Drafter

$52,416 /yr
Architectural Drafter
$75,040 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Architectural Drafter

Some related job titles are Architectural Intern Salaries with median pay of $55,974, Architecture Designer Salaries with median pay of $89,530, Architecture Intern Salaries with median pay of $48,652, AutoCAD Drafter Salaries with median pay of $52,270.

Top Paying Companies

For an Architectural Drafter in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Architectural Drafter in United States. Employers include Chon Engineering, ProjectZ and LK Architecture.

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$69,246/yr
2
$68,289/yr
3
LK Architecture
$63,902/yr
9
GBBN
$60,206/yr

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Architectural DrafterSee 15 salaries from all locations

$58,968

 / yr

$55,709

 / yr

$56,524

 / yr

$55,888

 / yr

$59,875

 / yr

$56,094

 / yr

$63,069

 / yr

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$53,823

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$58,855

 / yr

$69,246

 / yr

$68,289

 / yr

$60,206

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$28

 / hr

$63,902

 / yr

$29

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$28

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$55,729

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$57,064

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$60,759

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Top Paying Industries

For an Architectural Drafter in United States

The top 5 paying industries for an Architectural Drafter in United States are Media & Communication with a median total pay of $60,030, Construction, Repair & Maintenance Services with a median total pay of $59,875, Management & Consulting with a median total pay of $57,064, Manufacturing with a median total pay of $56,094, and Education with a median total pay of $55,888.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$60,030

    1% Higher than other industries

  • Construction, Repair & Maintenance ServicesConstruction, Repair & Maintenance Services$59,875

    1% Higher than other industries

  • Management & ConsultingManagement & Consulting$57,064

    4% Lower than other industries

  • ManufacturingManufacturing$56,094

    6% Lower than other industries

  • EducationEducation$55,888

    6% Lower than other industries

Media & Communication

Top paying companies in Media & Communication for Architectural Drafter are Ismael Leyva Architects and Landor & Fitch.

Ismael Leyva ArchitectsIsmael Leyva Architects$60,759/yr
Landor & FitchLandor & Fitch$59,301/yr

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Job Title

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Years at Recent Employer

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Date or Time

Architectural Drafter

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$69,800

/yr

$65K | $5K

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Architectural Draftsman

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$26,000

/yr

$24K | $2K

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Architectural Drafter

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$7,032

/hr

$32 | $7K

Submitted 2 days ago

7-9 years
2 days ago
CAD & REVIT DRAFTER

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$424

/hr

$24 | $400

Submitted 2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago

Architectural Drafter pay FAQ

The national average salary for an Architectural Drafter is $49,946 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Architectural Drafter salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 701 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Architectural Drafter employees.

The highest salary for an Architectural Drafter in United States is $69,379 per year.

The lowest salary for an Architectural Drafter in United States is $35,957 per year.

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