Architectural Drafter Salary in the US

$46,790
per year
per month
$3,900
per month
per year
Bonus
$1,240/year
Bonus
$100/month

Architectural Drafter - Average Salary

The average salary for an Architectural Drafter is $46,790 per year ($3,900 per month), which is $6,700 (-13%) lower than the average salary in the United States.
An Architectural Drafter can expect an average starting salary of $35,420. The highest salaries can exceed $63,460.
$35,420
Low
$46,790
Average salary
$63,460
High
$2,950
Low
$3,900
Average salary
$5,290
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$300
$33,700
$67,760
Salary$35,420 - 63,460
Bonus$300 - 4,300
Total Pay$35,720 - 67,760
$30
$2,810
$5,650
Salary$2,950 - 5,290
Bonus$30 - 360
Total Pay$2,980 - 5,650

Architectural Drafter Salary Range

Low
$35,420
Average salary
$46,790
Senior
$56,380
High
$63,460
Low
$2,950
Average salary
$3,900
Senior
$4,700
High
$5,290
Among Architectural Drafters in the U.S., Entry Level Architectural Drafters have lower salaries, while Lead Architectural Drafters and Senior Architectural Drafters enjoy the highest salaries.

Architectural Drafter - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Lead Architectural Drafter$60K/year
+28% 
Senior Architectural Drafter$58K/year
+23% 
Entry Level Architectural Drafter$38K/year
 -18%

Architectural Drafter - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Architectural Drafter with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $38,640 per year. A mid level Architectural Drafter with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $44,330, while a Senior Architectural Drafter with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $57,290. Architectural Drafters with more than 20 years of experience earn $59,550 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Architectural Drafter

Late Career▲ +27%
Senior▲ +22%
Average Salary$46,790/year
Mid Level▼ -5%
Entry Level▼ -17%

Gender Breakdown

Female
35%
Male
65%

Architectural Drafter - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Architectural Drafter jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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