What does a Drafter do?

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

Drafter Salaries

Average Base Pay

$54,671 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $55K
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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.


Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7
Not including years spent in education and/or training

Drafter Insights

Read what Drafter professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Hitec Metal
Senior Drafter Cum Production Executive
Jan 30, 2023

“No upskilling or reskilling (essential training) for employee which could be risky for your long term career path.”

Strategy Engineering and ConsultingStrategy Engineering and Consulting
Feb 11, 2021

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

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.”

BEE ConsultingBEE Consulting
CAD Drafter
Nov 5, 2021

“Flexible and nice people to work with.”

BSB DesignBSB Design
Structural Drafter
Feb 13, 2023

“I found that the architectural staff did not behave this way and was much more enjoyable 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.”

Barton ConstructionBarton Construction
Jan 16, 2023

“Good good good good good”

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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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CAD Engineer
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CAD Designer
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Mechanical Designer
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Project Engineer
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