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Job Expectations and Salary of a Draftsperson

A great contribution to the success of a property development project is the expertise of a draftsperson. This function is essential to bring the building designer’s drawings and plans to life. The design draftsperson generally produces technical drawings while considering the material specifications to optimize the property’s sustainable practices. In this article, we’ll feature the job description of a draftsperson and compare the average salary of hiring locally vs virtually.

What is a Draftsperson?

What is a Draftsperson
A draftsperson is part of an engineering team that also includes architects, engineers, and building designers. A draftsperson is typically responsible for turning ideas and basic construction plans into accurate drawings for the construction industry. They use specialized computer software and traditional drawing techniques.

What is the salary of a Draftsperson?

The salary of a draftsperson depends primarily on location, previous experience, and skillsets among others. The wage also may depend on the education and scope of responsibilities.
For instance, in the Philippines, the salary of a virtual draftsperson is $16,043 including ShoreAgents’ fees. In comparison to hiring in the USA which costs $69,242, it’s certainly more cost-efficient to outsource in the Philippines.

What is the average salary for a Draftsperson?

While draftsperson salaries typically fall along a range, we’ve used average wages in the table below for comparison. We’ve listed only the salary for most countries in the table. We haven’t included any extra costs, such as government fees, insurance, or other types of employer contributions.
However, we have included these additional costs under the salaries for the Philippines. The total amount includes employee benefits, government charges, and ShoreAgents’ fees.
The average salary of a Draftsperson in Australia
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AU

$81,815 AUD

Local

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PH

$22,952 AUD

based in the Philippines

The average salary of a Draftsperson in New Zealand
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NZ

$67,054 NZD

Local

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PH

$25,845 NZD

based in the Philippines

The average salary of a Draftsperson in United Kingdom
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£32,259 GBP

Local

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PH

£13,411 GBP

based in the Philippines

The average salary of a Draftsperson in United States of America
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USA

$69,242 USD

Local

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$16,043 USD

based in the Philippines

The average salary of a Draftsperson in Canada
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CA

$69,741 CAD

Local

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PH

$20,904 CAD

based in the Philippines

The average salary of a Draftsperson in Singapore

SG

$40,634 SGD
Local
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$21,872 SGD
based in the Philippines
A draftsperson’s salary is significantly less in the Philippines. This is in comparison to the United Kingdom, United States, Singapore, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. Indeed, for the cost of one in these other countries.
ShoreAgents is a real estate staffing solutions firm that can help you find a competent, English-speaking draftsperson in the Philippines. You can even hire two to four draftspeople in the Philippines for a fraction of the cost in other countries.

Can a Draftsperson work virtually?

Can a Draftsperson work virtually
Absolutely. A draftsperson does most of their work via computer and traditional drawing. However, you’ll need to be flexible and make some preparations for the virtual draftsperson to be a successful team member.
Particularly if you’ve never had a virtual team member before, you’ll have to consider the following:
  • Invest in task management software
  • Set realistic expectations
  • Find someone to supervise the draftsperson on a daily basis
  • Work with your team to gain buy-in for the virtual team member
ShoreAgents can help your firm and your team prepare for the virtual draftsperson. We have considerable experience advising and coaching companies in managing virtual team members. We will work with you to ensure the draftsperson’s success.

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Local Draftsperson Vs. Virtual Draftsperson

So, you’re probably wondering whether having a virtual draftsperson is a viable option for your property development firm. Let’s take a look at the pros:
Many owners of property development firms don’t enjoy hiring. It’s not as exciting as finding and developing properties. Hiring may also not be your expertise so it can be time-consuming.
Hiring a virtual draftsperson through ShoreAgents is easy and requires very little time. You simply have to do the following:
  • Sign up with ShoreAgents
  • Tell us about your company and what you’re looking for
  • Let us clarify the details
  • Interview finalists and choose the best one for your company's needs.
You don’t need to cull through applications or run background checks. We undertake all of those tasks on your behalf. Additionally, you are relieved of the responsibility of locating and furnishing a workstation as we handle all that for you.
A draftsperson who knows buildings is a specialist and it can be difficult to find the best one. At ShoreAgents, we help you find capable real estate and property development specialists. We can find the right specialist for your needs.
Our virtual draftspeople work in a modern environment with virtual employees in similar positions. They also have ongoing training. Because they work in an engaging environment and have the opportunity for continuing education, they stay on the job.
Many owners of property development firms don’t enjoy hiring. It’s not as exciting as finding and developing properties. Hiring may also not be your expertise so it can be time-consuming.
Hiring a virtual draftsperson through ShoreAgents is easy and requires very little time. You simply have to do the following:
  • Sign up with ShoreAgents
  • Tell us about your company and what you’re looking for
  • Let us clarify the details
  • Interview finalists and choose the best one for your company's needs.
You don’t need to cull through applications or run background checks. We undertake all of those tasks on your behalf. Additionally, you are relieved of the responsibility of locating and furnishing a workstation as we handle all that for you.
A draftsperson who knows buildings is a specialist and it can be difficult to find the best one. At ShoreAgents, we help you find capable real estate and property development specialists. We can find the right specialist for your needs.
Our virtual draftspeople work in a modern environment with virtual employees in similar positions. They also have ongoing training. Because they work in an engaging environment and have the opportunity for continuing education, they stay on the job.
Many owners of property development firms don’t enjoy hiring. It’s not as exciting as finding and developing properties. Hiring may also not be your expertise so it can be time-consuming.
Hiring a virtual draftsperson through ShoreAgents is easy and requires very little time. You simply have to do the following:
  • Sign up with ShoreAgents
  • Tell us about your company and what you’re looking for
  • Let us clarify the details
  • Interview finalists and choose the best one for your company's needs.
You don’t need to cull through applications or run background checks. We undertake all of those tasks on your behalf. Additionally, you are relieved of the responsibility of locating and furnishing a workstation as we handle all that for you.
A draftsperson who knows buildings is a specialist and it can be difficult to find the best one. At ShoreAgents, we help you find capable real estate and property development specialists. We can find the right specialist for your needs.
Our virtual draftspeople work in a modern environment with virtual employees in similar positions. They also have ongoing training. Because they work in an engaging environment and have the opportunity for continuing education, they stay on the job.
ShoreAgents is located in the Philippines, which has a much lower cost of living. This is in comparison to New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Singapore. You’ll be able to hire two to four virtual draftspeople through ShoreAgents for the cost of one local draftsperson. Or, if you don’t need multiple draftspeople, you could use the extra money to hire another virtual team member.
Many owners of property development firms don’t enjoy hiring. It’s not as exciting as finding and developing properties. Hiring may also not be your expertise so it can be time-consuming.
Hiring a virtual draftsperson through ShoreAgents is easy and requires very little time. You simply have to do the following:
  • Sign up with ShoreAgents
  • Tell us about your company and what you’re looking for
  • Let us clarify the details
  • Interview finalists and choose the best one for your company's needs.
You don’t need to cull through applications or run background checks. We undertake all of those tasks on your behalf. Additionally, you are relieved of the responsibility of locating and furnishing a workstation as we handle all that for you.
A draftsperson who knows buildings is a specialist and it can be difficult to find the best one. At ShoreAgents, we help you find capable real estate and property development specialists. We can find the right specialist for your needs.
Our virtual draftspeople work in a modern environment with virtual employees in similar positions. They also have ongoing training. Because they work in an engaging environment and have the opportunity for continuing education, they stay on the job.
ShoreAgents is located in the Philippines, which has a much lower cost of living. This is in comparison to New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Singapore. You’ll be able to hire two to four virtual draftspeople through ShoreAgents for the cost of one local draftsperson. Or, if you don’t need multiple draftspeople, you could use the extra money to hire another virtual team member.
Many owners of property development firms don’t enjoy hiring. It’s not as exciting as finding and developing properties. Hiring may also not be your expertise so it can be time-consuming.
Hiring a virtual draftsperson through ShoreAgents is easy and requires very little time. You simply have to do the following:
  • Sign up with ShoreAgents
  • Tell us about your company and what you’re looking for
  • Let us clarify the details
  • Interview finalists and choose the best one for your company's needs.
You don’t need to cull through applications or run background checks. We undertake all of those tasks on your behalf. Additionally, you are relieved of the responsibility of locating and furnishing a workstation as we handle all that for you.
A draftsperson who knows buildings is a specialist and it can be difficult to find the best one. At ShoreAgents, we help you find capable real estate and property development specialists. We can find the right specialist for your needs.
Our virtual draftspeople work in a modern environment with virtual employees in similar positions. They also have ongoing training. Because they work in an engaging environment and have the opportunity for continuing education, they stay on the job.
ShoreAgents is located in the Philippines, which has a much lower cost of living. This is in comparison to New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Singapore. You’ll be able to hire two to four virtual draftspeople through ShoreAgents for the cost of one local draftsperson. Or, if you don’t need multiple draftspeople, you could use the extra money to hire another virtual team member.
A virtual team member may be a new concept for your firm. You will need to make a few adjustments to get it to work. But given all the advantages of having a virtual draftsperson, adapting to a new approach will be highly beneficial.
Many owners of property development firms don’t enjoy hiring. It’s not as exciting as finding and developing properties. Hiring may also not be your expertise so it can be time-consuming.
Hiring a virtual draftsperson through ShoreAgents is easy and requires very little time. You simply have to do the following:
  • Sign up with ShoreAgents
  • Tell us about your company and what you’re looking for
  • Let us clarify the details
  • Interview finalists and choose the best one for your company's needs.
You don’t need to cull through applications or run background checks. We undertake all of those tasks on your behalf. Additionally, you are relieved of the responsibility of locating and furnishing a workstation as we handle all that for you.
A draftsperson who knows buildings is a specialist and it can be difficult to find the best one. At ShoreAgents, we help you find capable real estate and property development specialists. We can find the right specialist for your needs.
Our virtual draftspeople work in a modern environment with virtual employees in similar positions. They also have ongoing training. Because they work in an engaging environment and have the opportunity for continuing education, they stay on the job.
ShoreAgents is located in the Philippines, which has a much lower cost of living. This is in comparison to New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Singapore. You’ll be able to hire two to four virtual draftspeople through ShoreAgents for the cost of one local draftsperson. Or, if you don’t need multiple draftspeople, you could use the extra money to hire another virtual team member.
A virtual team member may be a new concept for your firm. You will need to make a few adjustments to get it to work. But given all the advantages of having a virtual draftsperson, adapting to a new approach will be highly beneficial.
Many owners of property development firms don’t enjoy hiring. It’s not as exciting as finding and developing properties. Hiring may also not be your expertise so it can be time-consuming.
Hiring a virtual draftsperson through ShoreAgents is easy and requires very little time. You simply have to do the following:
  • Sign up with ShoreAgents
  • Tell us about your company and what you’re looking for
  • Let us clarify the details
  • Interview finalists and choose the best one for your company's needs.
You don’t need to cull through applications or run background checks. We undertake all of those tasks on your behalf. Additionally, you are relieved of the responsibility of locating and furnishing a workstation as we handle all that for you.
A draftsperson who knows buildings is a specialist and it can be difficult to find the best one. At ShoreAgents, we help you find capable real estate and property development specialists. We can find the right specialist for your needs.
Our virtual draftspeople work in a modern environment with virtual employees in similar positions. They also have ongoing training. Because they work in an engaging environment and have the opportunity for continuing education, they stay on the job.
ShoreAgents is located in the Philippines, which has a much lower cost of living. This is in comparison to New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Singapore. You’ll be able to hire two to four virtual draftspeople through ShoreAgents for the cost of one local draftsperson. Or, if you don’t need multiple draftspeople, you could use the extra money to hire another virtual team member.
A virtual team member may be a new concept for your firm. You will need to make a few adjustments to get it to work. But given all the advantages of having a virtual draftsperson, adapting to a new approach will be highly beneficial.
Many owners of property development firms don’t enjoy hiring. It’s not as exciting as finding and developing properties. Hiring may also not be your expertise so it can be time-consuming.
Hiring a virtual draftsperson through ShoreAgents is easy and requires very little time. You simply have to do the following:
  • Sign up with ShoreAgents
  • Tell us about your company and what you’re looking for
  • Let us clarify the details
  • Interview finalists and choose the best one for your company's needs.
You don’t need to cull through applications or run background checks. We undertake all of those tasks on your behalf. Additionally, you are relieved of the responsibility of locating and furnishing a workstation as we handle all that for you.
A draftsperson who knows buildings is a specialist and it can be difficult to find the best one. At ShoreAgents, we help you find capable real estate and property development specialists. We can find the right specialist for your needs.
Our virtual draftspeople work in a modern environment with virtual employees in similar positions. They also have ongoing training. Because they work in an engaging environment and have the opportunity for continuing education, they stay on the job.
ShoreAgents is located in the Philippines, which has a much lower cost of living. This is in comparison to New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Singapore. You’ll be able to hire two to four virtual draftspeople through ShoreAgents for the cost of one local draftsperson. Or, if you don’t need multiple draftspeople, you could use the extra money to hire another virtual team member.
A virtual team member may be a new concept for your firm. You will need to make a few adjustments to get it to work. But given all the advantages of having a virtual draftsperson, adapting to a new approach will be highly beneficial.
Many owners of property development firms don’t enjoy hiring. It’s not as exciting as finding and developing properties. Hiring may also not be your expertise so it can be time-consuming.
Hiring a virtual draftsperson through ShoreAgents is easy and requires very little time. You simply have to do the following:
  • Sign up with ShoreAgents
  • Tell us about your company and what you’re looking for
  • Let us clarify the details
  • Interview finalists and choose the best one for your company's needs.
You don’t need to cull through applications or run background checks. We undertake all of those tasks on your behalf. Additionally, you are relieved of the responsibility of locating and furnishing a workstation as we handle all that for you.
A draftsperson who knows buildings is a specialist and it can be difficult to find the best one. At ShoreAgents, we help you find capable real estate and property development specialists. We can find the right specialist for your needs.
Our virtual draftspeople work in a modern environment with virtual employees in similar positions. They also have ongoing training. Because they work in an engaging environment and have the opportunity for continuing education, they stay on the job.
ShoreAgents is located in the Philippines, which has a much lower cost of living. This is in comparison to New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Singapore. You’ll be able to hire two to four virtual draftspeople through ShoreAgents for the cost of one local draftsperson. Or, if you don’t need multiple draftspeople, you could use the extra money to hire another virtual team member.
A virtual team member may be a new concept for your firm. You will need to make a few adjustments to get it to work. But given all the advantages of having a virtual draftsperson, adapting to a new approach will be highly beneficial.
Many owners of property development firms don’t enjoy hiring. It’s not as exciting as finding and developing properties. Hiring may also not be your expertise so it can be time-consuming.
Hiring a virtual draftsperson through ShoreAgents is easy and requires very little time. You simply have to do the following:
  • Sign up with ShoreAgents
  • Tell us about your company and what you’re looking for
  • Let us clarify the details
  • Interview finalists and choose the best one for your company's needs.
You don’t need to cull through applications or run background checks. We undertake all of those tasks on your behalf. Additionally, you are relieved of the responsibility of locating and furnishing a workstation as we handle all that for you.
A draftsperson who knows buildings is a specialist and it can be difficult to find the best one. At ShoreAgents, we help you find capable real estate and property development specialists. We can find the right specialist for your needs.
Our virtual draftspeople work in a modern environment with virtual employees in similar positions. They also have ongoing training. Because they work in an engaging environment and have the opportunity for continuing education, they stay on the job.
ShoreAgents is located in the Philippines, which has a much lower cost of living. This is in comparison to New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Singapore. You’ll be able to hire two to four virtual draftspeople through ShoreAgents for the cost of one local draftsperson. Or, if you don’t need multiple draftspeople, you could use the extra money to hire another virtual team member.
A virtual team member may be a new concept for your firm. You will need to make a few adjustments to get it to work. But given all the advantages of having a virtual draftsperson, adapting to a new approach will be highly beneficial.
To hire an in-person or virtual staff?
The decision is up to you. When you choose ShoreAgents for hiring a virtual draftsperson, we’ll support you to ensure successful relationships. We even provide coaching for you and your draftsperson.
However, knowing what is required to make it work is all with us. We’ll make sure to transfer that knowledge to you.

What are the duties of a Draftsperson?

What are the duties of a Draftsperson
The job duties of a draftsperson can include a wide range of technical drawing activities related to building design and renovations. Some of the more common responsibilities include:
  • Work with the technical team to gather information and structural requirements.
  • Use computer software such as CAD or RIVET to produce 2D drawings and 3D models, ensuring production to scale
  • Calculate materials limitations and advise on issues such as the building’s dimensions or structural load.
  • Work as part of a broader construction or engineering team. This ensures that the designs for buildings are practical, accurate, and safe.
  • Survey construction sites and take accurate measurements
  • Diagram workflows for use in construction projects
  • Create building schematics and electrical wiring layouts
  • Produce technical manuals for future maintenance and repair needs
  • Verify the accuracy of blueprints, plans, and designs.
  • Update plans during the project’s construction phase
  • Ensure final designs comply with building regulations
  • Revise drawings as necessary
A successful draftsperson will have excellent communication skills and work well as a team member. They will have attention to detail and be able to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
Having excellent math skills and experience with specialized computer programs such as CAD, Inventor, and REVIT is also important. At the same time, understanding residential or commercial building codes is also required.
Most draftspeople have trade college degrees, but some will have four-year college degrees in engineering or architecture.

Draftsperson Role

Below is a list of duties that a draftsperson might typically perform. We’ve marked those that a draftsperson could do virtually with a check. Those that a draftsperson cannot complete virtually are marked with a cross. Those tasks that can be partially completed virtually but require some in-person work need both a check and cross.
Gather information and structural requirements by working with a team. check circle
Use computer software to produce 2D drawings and 3D models. check circle
Calculate limitations on materials and provide advice on building dimensions or structural load. check circle
Ensure that designs for buildings are safe, practical, and accurate, working as part of a team check circle
Take measurements at construction sites. cancel circle
Produce workflow diagrams. check circle
Create building schematics and wiring layouts. check circle
Create comprehensive technical manuals. check circle
Ensure the accuracy of plans, designs, drawings, and blueprints. check circle
Update plans during construction. check circle
Ensure designs comply with regulations. check circle
Revise drawings as necessary check circle
Because most of the draftsperson’s duties involve computers, most of the tasks can be accomplished virtually. The only exception is taking measurements at the construction or renovation site.
Another team member would take these measurements and communicate them to the virtual draftsperson.
ShoreAgents can assist you in adapting your processes for the success of the virtual draftsperson.

Where to hire a Draftsperson?

Where to hire a Draftsperson

Fill the Position Locally

Hiring locally is time-consuming and diverts your attention from your firm’s core property development work. However, here are the following steps you need to take for hiring locally:
1. Develop a job description, delineate the duties and requirements, and provide information about your company.
2. Post the job description and employment ad on various websites.
3. Sort through applications to choose a few finalists to interview.
4. Conduct interviews and choose one applicant.
5. Conduct background checks before making a final job offer.
6. Find and equip a workspace for the successful applicant.
Throughout the entire process, you’ll need to be careful to follow all federal and local hiring rules.
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Partner with ShoreAgents

The second way to fill a draftsperson job is to hire a virtual draftsperson through ShoreAgents. Hiring a virtual draftsperson through ShoreAgents will save you time and money. It will also improve your retention and provide ready access to a draftsperson who is familiar with the property development business.
ShoreAgents does most of the work for your business including the following:
  • Writing an accurate and interesting job description.
  • ShoreAgents recruits using its vast network of real estate and property development professionals.
  • Present finalists for your team to interview.
  • Conduct background checks when you choose the one that will work best in your setting.
  • Supply the workstation for your new employee.

Takeaway

In summary, the expertise of a draftsperson requires artistic abilities and technical skills. As we live in the digital era, it’s highly recommended to hire virtually. Not only will you be able to achieve cost savings, but you will also gain access to a wider talent pool.
Outsourcing to the Philippines is an excellent way to fill your draftsperson position. The Philippines is one of the most popular BPO sites for the real estate industry. It also makes up a large part of the economy in the Philippines.
Labor costs are low, yet workers are well-educated and hard-working. They are eager to work with foreign companies and will adjust their hours to your schedule. Your draftsperson will speak English fluently because English is one of the official languages of the Philippines.
Finally, you no longer have to worry about the cultural difference when outsourcing to this country. The Filipino culture is very similar to Europe, North America, New Zealand, and Australia.
If you’re looking for a real estate staffing solutions firm to handle your needs, ShoreAgents has your back. Let us help you find the most qualified draftsperson to optimize your real estate business!

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