Copyist draftsman (architecture) - Salary and Career
Technical draftsmen of civil construction and architecture

Copyist draftsman (architecture) - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They prepare architectural and civil engineering drawings using specific software for technical drawing, as well as they can execute plans, drawings and details of hydrosanitary and electrical installations and cartographic drawings, collect and process data and plan the work for the elaboration of the project, for example, interpret existing projects, calculate and define design costs, analyze sketches and apply occupational health standards and technical standards related to civil construction, being able to update the design according to legislation.

How much does an Copyist draftsman (architecture) earn

A Copyist draftsman (architecture) earns between $1.292 and $4.827 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.233 and a median salary of $2.000 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 2.593 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Copyist draftsman (architecture)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.233 26.794 558 10
1º Quartile 1.292 15.509 323 6
Median Salary 2.000 24.000 500 9
3º Quartile 3.681 44.177 920 17
Higher Salary 4.827 57.926 1.207 23

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the physical, chemical, engineering sciences
      • technical designers and modelers
        • technical draftsmen of civil construction and architecture

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Main workplaces

Technical draftsmen of civil construction and architecture these workers work in economic activities such as civil construction, collection, purification and distribution of water, public administration, public utility services such as production and distribution of electricity, gas and water. They are found as employees with a formal contract or as self-employed, always individually, with permanent supervision. They work during the day, indoors, with the exception of the technical cartography designer, who also works in the open.

What does it take to work in the field of Technical draftsmen of civil construction and architecture

This job/occupation requires complete elementary education, a basic qualification course of 200 to 400 class hours and professional experience of one to two years. Mastery of applications such as cad - computer aided design is required.

Functions and activities of Copyist draftsman (architecture)

Technical draftsmen of civil construction and architecture must:

  • close the drawing service order;
  • planning the work related to the drawing;
  • review drawings;
  • plan work related to drawing;
  • planning work related to drawing;
  • close the design work order;
  • planning work related to the drawing;
  • planning work related to design;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • elaborate architectural and civil engineering drawings;
  • close the drawing work order;
  • process data for drawing;
  • organize technical files;
  • collect data for drawing preparation;
  • close drawing work order;
  • collect data for drawing preparation;

  • Activities

    • develop spatial vision;
    • consult information in files;
    • return documents used for archiving;
    • stipulating deadlines for the execution of the drawing;
    • calculate estimated design costs;
    • release drawing to electronic file or map library;
    • demonstrate foreign language basics;
    • transfer total station data from field to office;
    • list drawing material;
    • organize supplier catalogs;
    • supplement drawings;
    • set drawing cost;
    • organize supplier catalogs;
    • send drawing and/or copies to customer;
    • make a technical visit to review data;
    • select drawing tools and media;
    • analyze sketch obtained through field information;
    • apply technical standards;
    • search the internet;
    • applying occupational health standards (nr-9 and nr-15) ;
    • drawing planks;
    • apply principles of total quality;
    • demonstrate manual skill/precision;
    • select drawing media and tools;
    • check dimensions, dimensions and descriptive information;
    • legend plans;
    • interpret calculation memory;
    • propose alternatives for drawing up;
    • interpret existing designs;
    • keep drawing tools;
    • demonstrate mathematical reasoning.;
    • work as a team.;
    • store files;
    • field survey;
    • follow new technologies;
    • adopt hygiene standards at work;
    • determine the type of file to be used;
    • update the drawing according to legislation;
    • update the drawing according to the legislation;
    • mastering basic computing;
    • use specific software for design;
    • detail drawings;
    • report procedure changes;
    • calculate data from field book;
    • gather documents;
    • prepare the workplace;
    • define formats and scales;
    • index documents relevant to the area;
    • fill in the final report;
    • compatize drawings under supervision;
    • modify drawings;
    • compress digital files;
    • determining design methodology;
    • store files;
    • search for additional information;
    • organize collected data;

    Sectors that hire Copyist draftsman (architecture) the most in the job market

    • engineering services
    • architectural services
    • building construction
    • electrical installation and maintenance
    • mapping, surveying and geodesy services
    • painting for signs on highways and airports
    • architectural and engineering related technical drawing services
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • technical activities related to engineering and architecture
    • maintenance of stations and telecommunications networks

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