Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Drafter make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$52,994 / yrTotal Pay
$50,448 / yrBase Pay
$2,545 / yrAdditional Pay

$52,994

 / yr
$36K$78K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Drafter is $52,994 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $50,448 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 $2,545 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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Top Paying Companies

For a Drafter in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Drafter in United States. Employers include STRAND, Dashiell and POWER Engineers.

1
STRAND
STRAND
$70,653/yr
4 open jobs
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Aerotek
3.5
DrafterSee 121 salaries from all locations

$54,340

 / yr

$28

 / hr

$24

 / hr

$60,734

 / yr

$32

 / hr

$55,938

 / yr

$69,875

 / yr

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Drafter

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$28,300

/yr

$28K | $300

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
BOM Tech/CAD Drafter

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$17

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
CAD Drafter

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$21

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
CAD Drafter

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$18

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Electrical Drafter

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$25

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
CAD Drafter

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$50

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday

Drafter pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Drafter is $50,448 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Drafter salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1360 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Drafter employees.

The highest salary for a Drafter in United States is $73,778 per year.

The lowest salary for a Drafter in United States is $34,496 per year.

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