What does a Drafter do?

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Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Drafter Salaries

Average Base Pay

$52,588 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$39K
Median: $53K
$71K
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Glassdoor Estimated Salary

Drafter Career Path

Learn how to become a Drafter, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
36%
2 - 4
49%
5 - 7
6%
8+
9%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Drafter Insights

Read what Drafter professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Strategy Engineering and ConsultingStrategy Engineering and Consulting
Draftsman
Feb 11, 2021

“It is great to have like minded people striving to do the best job possible.”

AnovaAnova
CAD Drafter
May 25, 2022

“The people here are so great to work with they are what make this job fun and exiting to work with.”

Allegis GroupAllegis Group
Graphics Technician I
Sept 26, 2020

“People are fun and friendly.”

BEE ConsultingBEE Consulting
CAD Drafter
Nov 5, 2021

“Flexible and nice people to work with.”

Tice Engineering
CAD Drafter
Sept 26, 2021

“Actually everyone who has worked with was super nice to me and I appreciated it.”

Axis LightingAxis Lighting
CAD Drafter
Jun 14, 2022

“Manager would make you stay at the same position and won’t give you any promotion opportunity.”

AssystemAssystem
Draftsman
Nov 1, 2020

“good for career and personal growth”

KaterraKaterra
Truss Designer
Oct 10, 2021

“The salary and I was remote”

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Drafter Interviews

Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Drafter

The most similar professions to Drafter are:
  • Cad Engineer
  • Cad Designer
  • Mechanical Designer
  • Project Engineer

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