Drafters


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Drafters

Drafters - Wages & Trends

Wages for drafters vary by the area of specialization. 

Drafters who work full time usually receive benefits. Typical benefits include health insurance, a retirement plan, and paid vacations.

Architectural and civil drafters (SOC 17-3011)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $23.65 $30.20 $37.82
Yearly $49,183 $62,806 $78,664
    Champaign Area Hourly $19.96 $26.17 $33.49
Yearly $41,520 $54,426 $69,659
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $13.31 $16.31 $18.63
Yearly $27,680 $33,923 $38,759
    Cook County Hourly $25.90 $31.86 $40.02
Yearly $53,876 $66,266 $83,237
    Decatur Area Hourly $32.01 $34.66 $37.32
Yearly $66,575 $72,102 $77,628
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $21.34 $23.49 $31.69
Yearly $44,379 $48,867 $65,922
    Du Page County Hourly $22.86 $28.87 $36.84
Yearly $47,552 $60,053 $76,624
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $25.18 $32.41 $38.71
Yearly $52,369 $67,406 $80,510
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $21.48 $25.33 $29.23
Yearly $44,688 $52,689 $60,800
    Lake County Hourly $23.20 $32.18 $36.72
Yearly $48,261 $66,926 $76,368
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $17.50 $21.75 $26.31
Yearly $36,399 $45,236 $54,715
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $16.46 $19.07 $27.50
Yearly $34,235 $39,673 $57,208
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $24.20 $30.51 $37.44
Yearly $50,332 $63,455 $77,873
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $26.69 $30.51 $38.55
Yearly $55,517 $63,463 $80,188
    Rockford Area Hourly $17.91 $22.97 $29.00
Yearly $37,248 $47,780 $60,318
    Springfield Area Hourly $20.28 $23.59 $30.97
Yearly $42,185 $49,075 $64,416
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $21.84 $29.34 $36.25
Yearly $45,430 $61,037 $75,400
    Will County Hourly $30.72 $34.43 $37.60
Yearly $63,891 $71,610 $78,207
United States Hourly $21.59 $27.09 $33.20
Yearly $44,920 $56,340 $69,050

Electrical and electronics drafters (SOC 17-3012)

Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $25.84 $33.29 $40.01
Yearly $53,742 $69,241 $83,218
    Cook County Hourly $26.48 $34.00 $43.07
Yearly $55,087 $70,717 $89,581
    Du Page County Hourly $25.99 $29.40 $35.13
Yearly $54,057 $61,161 $73,074
    Lake County Hourly $29.66 $39.83 $55.50
Yearly $61,692 $82,844 $115,437
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $16.76 $19.09 $27.04
Yearly $34,863 $39,701 $56,240
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $22.26 $27.37 $34.92
Yearly $46,305 $56,927 $72,628
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $31.75 $34.72 $37.77
Yearly $66,047 $72,216 $78,557
    Will County Hourly $21.34 $23.90 $33.31
Yearly $44,393 $49,711 $69,285
United States Hourly $23.02 $29.58 $38.03
Yearly $47,880 $61,530 $79,100

Mechanical drafters (SOC 17-3013)

Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $21.66 $27.21 $33.88
Yearly $45,059 $56,603 $70,473
    Champaign Area Hourly $20.61 $23.41 $26.85
Yearly $42,870 $48,694 $55,842
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $15.97 $18.27 $21.90
Yearly $33,208 $38,000 $45,545
    Cook County Hourly $22.31 $28.54 $35.57
Yearly $46,413 $59,359 $73,986
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $20.66 $23.03 $27.61
Yearly $42,973 $47,909 $57,428
    Du Page County Hourly $22.93 $28.20 $33.44
Yearly $47,695 $58,650 $69,549
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $21.72 $25.71 $29.93
Yearly $45,172 $53,468 $62,258
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $22.73 $27.96 $34.74
Yearly $47,283 $58,166 $72,264
    Lake County Hourly $25.79 $28.42 $31.10
Yearly $53,642 $59,111 $64,685
    McHenry County Hourly $21.74 $24.71 $37.79
Yearly $45,223 $51,389 $78,605
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $16.23 $22.58 $30.31
Yearly $33,756 $46,961 $63,037
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $18.76 $24.18 $29.19
Yearly $39,023 $50,290 $60,715
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $18.27 $22.04 $28.95
Yearly $38,010 $45,834 $60,208
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly (1) (1) (1)
Yearly (1) (1) (1)
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $28.58 $33.66 $37.44
Yearly $59,449 $70,021 $77,877
    Rockford Area Hourly $25.87 $32.43 $41.27
Yearly $53,816 $67,448 $85,850
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $26.57 $28.93 $31.53
Yearly $55,267 $60,181 $65,592
    Springfield Area Hourly $20.10 $22.32 $24.54
Yearly $41,816 $46,427 $51,039
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $20.67 $25.60 $29.87
Yearly $42,991 $53,254 $62,130
    Will County Hourly $22.75 $27.83 $33.17
Yearly $47,326 $57,895 $69,003
United States Hourly $21.66 $27.43 $34.84
Yearly $45,050 $57,060 $72,460
(1) Wage estimate isn't available.

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.