Design Drafter Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$49,000
$36,000
Min 10%
$49,000
Median 50%
$69,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Apple
Highest Paying City
Cupertino, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
4.0 years
How much does a design drafter make?
The national average salary for a Design Drafter in the U.S. is $49,969 annually or $24.02 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $69,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $36,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Design Drafters are Manufacturing companies and Technology companies. The top 5 states when it comes to Design Drafter salaries are California, Nevada, Alaska, Oregon, and Utah. The typical employment for a Design Drafter is 4.0 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Drafter
$43,091

Average Design Drafter Salary By Location

Across America, Design Drafters make on average $49,969 annually or $24.02 hourly. Cupertino, CA reports the highest annual salary for Design Drafters at 62,312. Even as an entry-level Design Drafter, you will make $35,000 per year in Cupertino, CA. The highest earning states when it comes to Design Drafter salaries are California, Nevada, Alaska, Oregon, and Utah. On the other hand, Virginia, Georgia, Indiana, Florida, and Alabama report the lowest wages for Design Drafters.

Map of Design Drafter Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Design Drafters earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Design Drafter Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Design Drafter makes. Manufacturing companies and Technology companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Apple and Parker Hannifin are the best paying companies for Design Drafters. Companies like Siemens and Targa Resources also report very competitive wages for Design Drafters.
Company
Average Salary
$93,547
$94k
$68,511
$69k
$66,156
$66k
$64,417
$64k
$63,220
$63k
$56,791
$57k

Average Design Drafter Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Design Drafter works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Energy companies, Manufacturing companies, and Technology companies pay their Design Drafters well. Energy companies pay their Design Drafters the highest wages, averaging $56,710 per year. Manufacturing companies and Technology companies pay well too, at $51,396 and $47,426, respectively. At $46,089, the average salary for Design Drafters in the Construction industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Energy
Energy
$56,710
$57k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$51,396
$51k
Technology
Technology
$47,426
$47k
Construction
Construction
$46,089
$46k

Design Drafter Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Design Drafter Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Selectek
Selectek
MEP Drafter/Designer
MEP Drafter/Designer
02/17/2020
02/17/2020
$45,914
$45,914
Selectek
Selectek
Design Drafter
Design Drafter
01/28/2020
01/28/2020
$50,088
$50,088
Design Drafter
Design Drafter
11/25/2019
11/25/2019
$46,400
$46,400
Design Drafter
Design Drafter
11/13/2019
11/13/2019
$40,000
$40,000
Selectek
Selectek
Design Drafter
Design Drafter
10/28/2019
10/28/2019
$39,653
$39,653
PDS
PDS
Design Drafter
Design Drafter
10/26/2019
10/26/2019
$93,915
$93,915
Design Drafter
Design Drafter
10/26/2019
10/26/2019
$37,000
$37,000
Design Drafter
Design Drafter
10/17/2019
10/17/2019
$46,958
$46,958
Selectek
Selectek
Design Drafter
Design Drafter
10/15/2019
10/15/2019
$41,740
$41,740
ITW Gaylord
ITW Gaylord
Design Drafter
Design Drafter
09/26/2019
09/26/2019
$41,740
$41,740