What does an Architectural Drafter do?

Architectural drafters create technical drawings based upon the designs of architects and engineers incorporating measurements and building codes for construction. They use CAD software to print schematics used by architects, building contractors, and engineers and enter data to create 3D design models. They prepare drawings, charts, and records with CAD equipment and conventional drafting techniques.

Architectural drafters visit construction sites to perform measurements and calculate dimensions as needed and collaborate with architects and construction engineers to ensure adherence to building specifications and industry regulations. They keep abreast of the latest developments and technologies in architectural design, provide information to contractors and construction crews throughout the planning and building process, and prepare additional drawings and answer questions under an architect’s supervision. Architectural drafters need at least an associate's degree in drafting and relevant on-the-job experience.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Architectural Drafter Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹30,000 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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₹16T
Median: ₹30T
₹48T
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Glassdoor Estimated Salary

Architectural Drafter Career Path

Learn how to become an Architectural Drafter, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

Architectural Drafter
₹5,70,354/yr
Senior Architectural Drafter
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Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
21%
2 - 4
63%
5 - 7
8%
8+
8%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

Architectural Drafter Insights

Read what Architectural Drafter professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Prica Global EnterprisesPrica Global Enterprises
Junior Architectural Technologist
18 Oct 2022

“Good pay and work experience”

TDSTDS
Architectural Drafter
17 Jan 2022

“good work and life balance”

RÀ
ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIST
27 Jun 2022

“Working remote 100% allows the employees to balance work and life better.”

Vaastu Structures
Architectural Draftsman
22 Dec 2020

“nice compony thare gives good and quality of work in constructions of the buildings...and gives standerd work.”

Texas RoadhouseTexas Roadhouse
Architectural Drafter
4 Nov 2020

“Great Turnover Rate (employees love working here)”

HatchHatch
ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIST
9 Mar 2021

“great people to work with”

Mark'sMark's
ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIST
12 Oct 2021

“Its a good starting point”

Architecture49Architecture49
Senior Architectural Technologist
9 Aug 2022

“Great people to work with”

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Architectural Drafter Interviews

Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an Architectural Drafter

When working as an Architectural Drafter, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Structural Revit, MEP AutoCAD, CAD Software, Drawing and BIM.

The most similar professions to Architectural Drafter are:
  • Project Architect
  • Architectural Designer
  • Architect
  • Landscape Architect

The most common qualifications to become an Architectural Drafter is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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