Structural Drafter Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$48,000
$39,000
Min 10%
$48,000
Median 50%
$59,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Oakland, CA
Highest Paying State
Illinois
Average Experience Level
3.4 years
How much does a structural drafter make?
Structural Drafters in America make, on average, $48,583 a year or $23.36 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $59,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $39,000. Professional companies and Construction companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. States with the highest Structural Drafter salaries include Illinois, Maryland, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Alaska. The typical tenure for a Structural Drafter is 3.4 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Drafter
$43,091

Average Structural Drafter Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Structural Drafter in the USA is $48,583 annually or $23.36 hourly. Working in Oakland, CA as a Structural Drafter will pay you the highest wages at around $55,526 per year. Even an entry-level Structural Drafter makes $35,000 per year in Oakland, CA. Illinois, Maryland, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Alaska are the highest paying states. Tennessee, South Carolina, and Michigan have the lowest Structural Drafter salaries.

Map of Structural Drafter Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Structural Drafter Salary By Company

Structural Drafters report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Professional companies and Construction companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. UICGS / Bowhead Family of Companies and Jacobs Engineering Group are the best paying companies for Structural Drafters. In addition, companies like Ukpeagvik IOoOupiat and Coffman Engineers report highly competitive salaries for Structural Drafters.

Average Structural Drafter Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Structural Drafter works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Energy companies, Construction companies, and Manufacturing companies pay their Structural Drafters well. Energy companies pay their Structural Drafters the highest wages, averaging $60,856 per year. Construction companies and Manufacturing companies pay well too, at $43,120 and $42,478, respectively. At $41,787, the average salary for Structural Drafters in the Professional industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Energy
Energy
$60,856
$61k
Construction
Construction
$43,120
$43k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$42,478
$42k
Professional
Professional
$41,787
$42k

Structural Drafter Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Structural Drafter Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Structural Drafter can range from $32,935 to $50,929 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Structural Drafter Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Selectek
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04/15/2020
$43,827
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02/26/2020
$37,566
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02/24/2020
$41,000
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Structural Steel Drafter
02/14/2020
$41,740
Selectek
Structural Drafter
02/12/2020
$41,740
Randstad
Structural Drafter
01/16/2020
$41,600
Crawford Thomas Recruiting
Structural Drafter
12/31/2019
$35,479
Selectek
Structural Drafter
11/13/2019
$41,740
Selectek
Structural Drafter
10/28/2019
$35,479
Spherion
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10/23/2019
$37,566
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