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Bachelors Bachelors

How much does a Drafter make in California?

Average Drafter Hourly Wage in California

Drafters earn a median hourly wage of $27.22. Hourly wages typically start from $17.01 and go up to $40.40.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Drafter Yearly Salary in California

Drafters earn a median salary of $56,630 per year. Salaries typically start from $35,380 and go up to $84,030.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

80%
Full-Time
20%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.1
SCORE
395
RATINGS
Drafters average a score of 3.1 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Drafters in the 61th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Drafter Earnings by Seniority

Top End Drafter Earnings

The highest earning Drafters in California earn:

$40.40
an hour
$84,030
per year
Senior Drafter Earnings

Senior Drafters in California earn:

$33.57
an hour
$69,830
per year
Experienced Drafter Earnings

Experienced Drafters in California earn:

$27.22
an hour
$56,630
per year
Junior Drafter Earnings

Junior Drafters in California earn:

$21.53
an hour
$44,780
per year
Starting Drafter Earnings

Starting Drafters in California earn:

$17.01
an hour
$35,380
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Drafter salary comparison

Drafters earn less than 90% percent of Technology careers in California. Drafter salaries are in the bottom 54% of all careers in California.

Computer Hardware Engineer Salary in California $129k
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Bioinformatics Scientist Salary in California $81k
Industrial Designer Salary in California $69k
Drafter Salary $57k
Desktop Publisher Salary in California $45k
Source:

Historical salary for Drafters in California

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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