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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter is $17.05 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter Salary (?
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$29,430 - $57,474
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MEDIAN: $40,342
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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter Salary (?
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$12.17 - $24.41
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,430 - $57,474  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,513  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $4,996  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,858 - $54,317  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,016
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.17 - $24.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $-0.49  
Overtime
$17.54 - $35.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,513  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $4,996  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,858 - $54,317  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,529
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Job Description for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter

Computer aided design (CAD) drafters use computer aided design systems to created drawings for building construction or product creation, filling design drawings with codes and specifications for the design. CAD drafters work directly with the company needing the design, and drafters must be able to take directions and use them to deliver a high-quality design. Computer aided design drafters must be precise, have great verbal skills, be able to handle stress, be creative, be organized, and be able to meet deadlines. In addition, CAD drafters need to be able to show they can be trusted with the companies information, designs, and plans.
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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter Tasks
  • Research and obtain standards and codes required by client to develop plans.
  • Review engineering drawings prior to the release.
  • Develop accurate layouts, assembly drawings and details.
  • Take direction from engineers and executives to research drawings, catalogs and sketches to develop detailed dimensioned AutoCAD drawings.

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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter

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Pay Difference By Location

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$38,000
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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter Reviews

What is it like working as a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter?
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter in Las Vegas:
"The Freedom."
Pros: My job is in a low stress environment. It is not difficult if you know what you're doing.
Cons: There is a steep learning curve. Must be extremely detail oriented.

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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter Salaries

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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Microsoft Office
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AutoCAD
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Microsoft Excel
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SolidWorks
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Microsoft Word
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AutoCAD Mechanical
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Autodesk Revit Architecture
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National Average
$38,000
Adobe Photoshop
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AutoCAD Architecture
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 647 votes.

Gender

Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 23%