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How much does a Drafter make in the United States?

Average Drafter Hourly Wage in the United States

Drafters earn a median hourly wage of $24.38. Hourly wages typically start from $15.99 and go up to $37.24.

Average Drafter Yearly Salary in the United States

Drafters earn a median salary of $50,710 per year. Salaries typically start from $33,260 and go up to $77,450.

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    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Catholic University of America | Washington, DC
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Drafter Earnings by Seniority

Top End Drafter Earnings

The highest earning Drafters in the United States earn:

$37.24
an hour
$77,450
per year
Senior Drafter Earnings

Senior Drafters in the United States earn:

$29.95
an hour
$62,290
per year
Experienced Drafter Earnings

Experienced Drafters in the United States earn:

$24.38
an hour
$50,710
per year
Junior Drafter Earnings

Junior Drafters in the United States earn:

$19.62
an hour
$40,810
per year
Starting Drafter Earnings

Starting Drafters in the United States earn:

$15.99
an hour
$33,260
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Drafter salary comparison

Drafters earn less than 87% percent of Technology careers. Drafter salaries are in the bottom 54% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Drafters in the United States

Drafter salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Drafter Salary in Alaska $29.64 $61,650 # 1
Drafter Salary in Texas $24.59 $51,150 # 2
Drafter Salary in Connecticut $27.18 $56,530 # 3
Drafter Salary in California $27.22 $56,630 # 4
Drafter Salary in Massachusetts $27.20 $56,580 # 5
Drafter Salary in Colorado $25.51 $53,050 # 6
Drafter Salary in Maryland $26.11 $54,310 # 7
Drafter Salary in New Jersey $25.44 $52,920 # 8
Drafter Salary in Louisiana $24.37 $50,680 # 9
Drafter Salary in New York $26.06 $54,210 # 10
Drafter Salary in Washington $26.16 $54,410 # 11
Drafter Salary in Rhode Island $26.62 $55,370 # 12
Drafter Salary in District of Columbia $23.39 $48,660 # 13
Drafter Salary in North Carolina $24.62 $51,210 # 14
Drafter Salary in Minnesota $25.02 $52,040 # 15
Drafter Salary in Delaware $23.81 $49,530 # 16
Drafter Salary in Tennessee $23.42 $48,710 # 17
Drafter Salary in Arizona $25.76 $53,580 # 18
Drafter Salary in New Hampshire $25.12 $52,250 # 19
Drafter Salary in Oregon $24.89 $51,770 # 20
Drafter Salary in Pennsylvania $24.65 $51,280 # 21
Drafter Salary in Iowa $24.35 $50,640 # 22
Drafter Salary in Illinois $22.75 $47,320 # 23
Drafter Salary in New Mexico $22.47 $46,730 # 24
Drafter Salary in Georgia $23.05 $47,930 # 25
Drafter Salary in Virginia $22.85 $47,520 # 26
Drafter Salary in Nevada $23.69 $49,280 # 27
Drafter Salary in Oklahoma $23.48 $48,830 # 28
Drafter Salary in Hawaii $23.90 $49,720 # 29
Drafter Salary in Alabama $23.59 $49,070 # 30
Drafter Salary in Ohio $23.23 $48,320 # 31
Drafter Salary in Indiana $22.32 $46,430 # 32
Drafter Salary in Missouri $22.39 $46,580 # 33
Drafter Salary in Utah $22.65 $47,120 # 34
Drafter Salary in Florida $22.77 $47,370 # 35
Drafter Salary in North Dakota $22.59 $46,990 # 36
Drafter Salary in Kentucky $22.04 $45,840 # 37
Drafter Salary in Michigan $22.17 $46,120 # 38
Drafter Salary in South Carolina $21.81 $45,360 # 39
Drafter Salary in Mississippi $22.47 $46,730 # 40
Drafter Salary in Montana $22.19 $46,150 # 41
Drafter Salary in Wisconsin $21.80 $45,340 # 42
Drafter Salary in Arkansas $21.63 $44,990 # 43
Drafter Salary in Idaho $21.47 $44,650 # 44
Drafter Salary in Nebraska $21.86 $45,470 # 45
Drafter Salary in Vermont $22.13 $46,040 # 46
Drafter Salary in Kansas $20.90 $43,470 # 47
Drafter Salary in Maine $20.49 $42,630 # 48
Drafter Salary in Wyoming $20.16 $41,920 # 49
Drafter Salary in West Virginia $18.49 $38,460 # 50
Drafter Salary in South Dakota $18.25 $37,970 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Drafter

Interested in becoming a Drafter? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good drafter? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

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  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Catholic University of America | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
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