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

Technical draftsman (cartography) - 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 Technical draftsman (cartography) earn

A Technical draftsman (cartography) earns between $1.229 and $5.680 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.322 and a median salary of $1.782 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 775 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Technical draftsman (cartography)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.322 27.861 580 11
1º Quartile 1.229 14.747 307 6
Median Salary 1.782 21.384 446 8
3º Quartile 4.332 51.979 1.083 20
Higher Salary 5.680 68.156 1.420 26

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 Technical draftsman (cartography)

Technical draftsmen of civil construction and architecture must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Technical draftsman (cartography) the most in the job market

    • mapping, surveying and geodesy services
    • engineering services
    • industrial assembly works
    • assembly of metal structures
    • other professional, scientific and technical activities
    • terrain preparation services
    • building highways and railways
    • business management consulting activities
    • water collection, treatment and distribution
    • manufacture of alcohol

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