$51k $51k
94k 94k
-3.0% -3.0%
3.0/5 3.0/5
Bachelors Bachelors

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 $24.83. Hourly wages typically start from $16.14 and go up to $37.87.

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

Average Drafter Yearly Salary in the United States

Drafters earn a median salary of $51,640 per year. Salaries typically start from $33,570 and go up to $78,770.

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

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Employment Type Mix

76%
Full-Time
24%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.1
SCORE
483
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 the United States earn:

$37.87
an hour
$78,770
per year
Senior Drafter Earnings

Senior Drafters in the United States earn:

$30.52
an hour
$63,480
per year
Experienced Drafter Earnings

Experienced Drafters in the United States earn:

$24.83
an hour
$51,640
per year
Junior Drafter Earnings

Junior Drafters in the United States earn:

$19.89
an hour
$41,370
per year
Starting Drafter Earnings

Starting Drafters in the United States earn:

$16.14
an hour
$33,570
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Drafter salary comparison

Drafters earn less than 88% percent of Technology careers. Drafter salaries are in the bottom 52% of all careers in the United States.

App Developer Salary $115k
Technical Product Manager Salary $107k
Electrical Engineer Salary $94k
Statistician Salary $80k
Bioinformatics Scientist Salary $75k
Web Developer Salary $66k
Drafter Salary $51k
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician Salary $38k
Source:

Historical salary for Drafters in the United States

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

Drafter salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Drafter Salary in Connecticut $28.55 $59,390 # 1
Drafter Salary in Alaska $29.31 $60,970 # 2
Drafter Salary in Maryland $27.94 $58,120 # 3
Drafter Salary in California $28.03 $58,300 # 4
Drafter Salary in Louisiana $26.98 $56,120 # 5
Drafter Salary in Massachusetts $27.76 $57,740 # 6
Drafter Salary in Texas $24.12 $50,170 # 7
Drafter Salary in New York $26.78 $55,710 # 8
Drafter Salary in Washington $25.92 $53,910 # 9
Drafter Salary in Rhode Island $26.88 $55,900 # 10
Drafter Salary in Illinois $24.69 $51,350 # 11
Drafter Salary in Arizona $26.95 $56,060 # 12
Drafter Salary in District of Columbia $25.62 $53,290 # 13
Drafter Salary in Tennessee $23.85 $49,610 # 14
Drafter Salary in Colorado $25.01 $52,020 # 15
Drafter Salary in Delaware $24.81 $51,610 # 16
Drafter Salary in New Jersey $24.71 $51,410 # 17
Drafter Salary in Pennsylvania $24.99 $51,970 # 18
Drafter Salary in Georgia $24.87 $51,730 # 19
Drafter Salary in Minnesota $24.80 $51,570 # 20
Drafter Salary in Hawaii $25.00 $52,000 # 21
Drafter Salary in New Hampshire $24.95 $51,900 # 22
Drafter Salary in Oregon $23.93 $49,780 # 23
Drafter Salary in Utah $23.58 $49,050 # 24
Drafter Salary in Virginia $23.69 $49,280 # 25
Drafter Salary in Oklahoma $23.44 $48,760 # 26
Drafter Salary in Indiana $23.28 $48,420 # 27
Drafter Salary in Alabama $23.62 $49,140 # 28
Drafter Salary in Nevada $23.36 $48,580 # 29
Drafter Salary in South Carolina $22.98 $47,790 # 30
Drafter Salary in Iowa $22.81 $47,440 # 31
Drafter Salary in Wyoming $23.58 $49,050 # 32
Drafter Salary in North Carolina $23.35 $48,560 # 33
Drafter Salary in New Mexico $23.26 $48,380 # 34
Drafter Salary in West Virginia $21.38 $44,470 # 35
Drafter Salary in Ohio $22.95 $47,740 # 36
Drafter Salary in Florida $23.42 $48,700 # 37
Drafter Salary in Missouri $22.23 $46,240 # 38
Drafter Salary in Maine $23.21 $48,280 # 39
Drafter Salary in North Dakota $23.10 $48,050 # 40
Drafter Salary in Mississippi $22.70 $47,210 # 41
Drafter Salary in Idaho $21.90 $45,550 # 42
Drafter Salary in Wisconsin $22.22 $46,210 # 43
Drafter Salary in Michigan $21.73 $45,200 # 44
Drafter Salary in Vermont $22.15 $46,080 # 45
Drafter Salary in Kansas $21.78 $45,290 # 46
Drafter Salary in Nebraska $22.06 $45,890 # 47
Drafter Salary in Arkansas $21.53 $44,790 # 48
Drafter Salary in Montana $21.85 $45,440 # 49
Drafter Salary in Kentucky $19.72 $41,030 # 50
Drafter Salary in South Dakota $18.21 $37,870 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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