Technical topography draftsman - Salary and Career
Technical draftsmen of civil construction and architecture

Technical topography draftsman - 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 topography draftsman earn

A Technical topography draftsman 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 topography draftsman

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 topography draftsman

Technical draftsmen of civil construction and architecture must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Technical topography draftsman 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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