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Draftsperson

A draftsperson is a skilled member of the property development team. A design draftsperson produces technical drawings used in building design.

What is a Draftsperson?

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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, using specialized computer software and traditional drawing techniques.
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, using specialized computer software and traditional drawing techniques.
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What is the salary of a Draftsperson?

The answer to the question is how much does a draftsperson make? is not straightforward because it can vary. A draftsperson’s salary depends primarily on where the employee lives and works. Salary also depends upon education, experience, and responsibilities.

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. We’ve included the costs of employee benefits, government charges, and ShoreAgents’ fees.
The average salary of a Draftsperson in Australia
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$81,815 AUD
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$22,952 AUD
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Draftsperson in New Zealand
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$67,054 NZD
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$25,845 NZD
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Draftsperson in United Kingdom
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£32,259 GBP
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£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
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$16,043 USD
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Draftsperson in Canada
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$69,741 CAD
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$20,904 CAD
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Draftsperson in Singapore

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

Can a Draftsperson work virtually?

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Absolutely. A draftsperson does most of their work via computer and traditional drawing. However, you’ll need to be a little flexible and make some preparations for the virtual draftsperson to be a successful team member, especially if you’ve never had a virtual team member before. You’ll have to:
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Invest in task management software
  • Find someone to supervise the draftsperson day to day
  • 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.

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 and cons. First, the pros.
Many owners of property development firms don’t enjoy hiring. It’s not as exciting as finding and developing properties. Hiring also isn’t your expertise. Hiring also takes up time that you’d rather spend developing property.
Hiring a virtual draftsperson through ShoreAgents is easy and requires very little time. You simply:
  • Sign up
  • Tell us about your company and what you’re looking for
  • Let us clarify to be sure we understand
  • Interview finalists and choose the best one for your needs.
You don’t need to cull through applications or run background checks. We do all that for you. You also don’t have to find and equip a workstation. We do all that for you, too.
A draftsperson who knows buildings is a specialist. Sometimes, finding a specialist is difficult. ShoreAgents is a real estate staffing solutions firm. All we do is 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 than 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 or to set aside for developing more properties.
A virtual team member may be a new concept for your firm. Just as with any new thing, you’ll need to make a few adjustments to make it work. However, considering all the benefits of having a virtual draftsperson, learning to operate in a new way will be well worth your while.
In-person or Virtually?
It’s up to you. Just know that if you decide to partner with ShoreAgents to hire a virtual draftsperson, we’ll provide you with the help you need to make your relationships succeed. We even provide coaching for you and your draftsperson. The decision of whether to choose virtual is up to you.
However, the knowledge of 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?

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Draftsperson job duties 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 to ensure 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. They will also have excellent mathematical skills and experience with specialized computer programs such as CAD, Inventor, and REVIT. An understanding of residential or commercial building codes is also essential.
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
Work as part of a team to 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
Produce 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, the draftsperson can perform most of them 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 help you change your processes so that the virtual draftsperson can succeed and your firm can receive the benefits of hiring a virtual draftsperson.

Where to hire a Draftsperson?

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You can opt to fill draftsperson jobs in one of two significant ways. The first way is for you to fill the position locally. Hiring locally is time-consuming and diverts your attention from your firm’s core property development work. However, if you want to hire locally, you would undertake the following steps:
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.

Hiring at ShoreAgents in the Philippines

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 you. They clarify your expectations and help you write a job description that is accurate and also interesting. Then, ShoreAgents recruits, using its vast network of real estate and property development professionals. We present you with finalists to interview. We do the background checks when you choose the one that will work best in your setting. And, finally, we supply the workstation for your new employee.
ShoreAgents is based in the Philippines. Outsourcing to the Philippines is an excellent way to fill your draftsperson position. The Philippines is one of the most popular BPO sites in the world, especially for the real estate industry. BPO 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, Filipino culture is very similar to the culture in Europe, North America, New Zealand, and Australia. Christianity is the dominant religion, so holidays such as Easter and Christmas are shared.
ShoreAgents is an offshore real estate staffing solutions firm based in the Philippines. We can handle all your staffing needs efficiently.

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