Architectural Drafter Overtime Pay Wage & Hour Laws
Architectural Drafter Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Architectural Drafter Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Commonly asked overtime pay law questions about Architectural Drafters:

What is an Architectural Drafter?

Architectural Drafters prepare detailed drawings of architectural and structural features of buildings. They may specialize in a type of material, such as timber, concrete, or steel, or they may specialize in a type of building, such as commercial or residential.

What is the Salary Range for a Architectural Drafter?

Depending on the work setting and state where Architectural Drafters are employed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted that in 2016, Architectural Drafters made between $33,000 and $78,000, with the average annual salary being approximately $54,000.

How Many Architectural Drafters Are Nationally Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation are as follows:

Employment Employment RSE* Mean Hourly Wage Mean Annual Wage Wage RSE
96,810 1.6% $26.10 $54,290 0.5%

*RSE: The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

According to the United States Department of Labor, the percentile wage estimates for an Architectural Drafter is as follows:

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.14 $19.89 $24.83 $30.52 $37.87

Where Are Most Architectural Drafters Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, states with the highest employment level in this occupation are as follows:

State Employment Employment Per Thousand Jobs Location Quotient Hourly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage
California 14,570 0.91 1.32 $28.66 $59,610
Texas 11,700 1.00 1.44 $28.09 $58,420
New York 6,210 0.68 0.99 $27.21 $56,600
Florida 6,160 0.75 1.09 $23.77 $49,440
Pennsylvania 4,910 0.85 1.24 $25.62 $53,290

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What are the Laws for Architectural Drafter Overtime Pay?

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Architectural Drafters are often entitled to overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 in one week. If an employer denies an Architectural Drafter overtime wages, it could give rise to an overtime pay lawsuit.

There are strict time limitations for filing a claim so it is important that you discuss your case in a timely manner. If you wait too long, you may lose your ability to recover some or all of your back pay. An experienced Architectural Drafter overtime pay attorney can determine whether you are entitled to overtime wages based upon your job description, job duties, rate of pay, and number of hours worked.

Some states have their own overtime pay laws that may be slightly different from the FLSA with respect to overtime pay for Architectural Drafters. There are strict time deadlines for filing lawsuits so it is essential that you contact an attorney immediately.

Are Architectural Drafters Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Because Architectural Drafters prepare such detailed drawings used in the construction of buildings and other big projects, they often work far more than 40 hours in a workweek. Many of them are not paid overtime for these excess hours as required under the FLSA. The employer’s failure to pay required overtime to an Architectural Drafter can result in a lawsuit for overtime pay.

To determine whether you are eligible for filing a wage claim, contact our experienced Architectural Drafter Overtime Pay Lawyers at (855) 754-2795 for a Free Consultation to discuss your case or complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Form on this page.

We will discuss your situation and determine if you have a claim. If you are owed unpaid wages, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are never any legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement.

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