DRAFTSPERSON SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$51,000
$30,000
Min 10%
$51,000
Median 50%
$86,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
PulteGroup
Highest Paying City
Palo Alto, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
3.9 years
How much does a draftsperson make?
Draftspeople in America make an average salary of $51,587 per year or $24.8 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $86,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $30,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Draftspeople are Construction companies and Manufacturing companies. The top 5 states when it comes to Draftsperson salaries are Alaska, Washington, California, Oregon, and Nevada. The typical tenure for a Draftsperson is 3.9 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Drafter
$45,694
Draftsman
$49,186

Average Draftsperson Salary By Company

If you are a Draftsperson, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Draftspeople are in Construction companies and Manufacturing companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Draftspeople are PulteGroup and Virginia Electric and Power Company. Companies like RAND and IPS also pay high salaries to their Draftspeople.

Average Draftsperson Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Draftsperson in the United States is $51,587 per year or $24.8 per hour. Palo Alto, CA reports the highest annual salary for Draftspeople at 76,714. The average starting salary in Palo Alto, CA for Draftspeople is $39,000. Some of the states with the best Draftsperson salaries are Alaska, Washington, California, Oregon, Nevada, Minnesota, and North Dakota. Vermont, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts have the lowest Draftsperson salaries.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Palo Alto, CA
$76,714
2
Portland, OR
$68,120
3
Elgin, IL
$59,253
4
South Bend, IN
$58,191
5
Annandale, VA
$57,151

Average Draftsperson Salary By Industry

Wages for Draftspeople can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Automotive companies, Construction companies, and Retail companies tend to have the highest salaries for Draftspeople. Salaries for Draftspeople in Automotive companies average $58,716 annually, while Construction companies and Retail companies pay $53,831 and $52,848, respectively. At $48,465, the average salary for Draftspeople in the Manufacturing industry is lower than other industries.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Automotive
$58,716
2
Construction
$53,831
3
Retail
$52,848
4
Hospitality
$52,561
5
Professional
$49,071

RECENTLY ADDED Draftsperson SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
The Cleary Company
Draftsperson
09/30/2019
$43,827
Ritchie Smith Associates
Architecture Draftsperson
03/16/2019
$47,174
Ritchie Smith Associates
Architecture Draftsperson
03/16/2019
$44,400
Partners for Architecture, Inc.
Architectural Draftsperson
03/05/2019
$55,000
Robinson Hill Architecture, Inc.
Draftperson
02/27/2019
$45,760
Robinson Hill Architecture, Inc.
Draftperson
02/22/2019
$45,760