An Experienced Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter earns an average wage of $21.30 per hour.

$36,768 - $65,227
$37K
$50K
$65K
MEDIAN: $49,547
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$15.43 - $28.67
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$21
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MEDIAN: $21.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$36,768 - $65,227  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,452  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $5,063  
Commission
$2,500  
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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$34,710 - $63,859  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 209
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.43 - $28.67  
   
Overtime
$22.13 - $42.03  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,452  
   
Commission
$2,500  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $5,063  
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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$34,710 - $63,859  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 402

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Key Stats for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.
084
10-19 years
85%
20 years or more
15%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 9%

Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 8%

Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 6%

SolidWorks
up arrow 6%

Design
up arrow 4%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 3%

3D Rendering
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

autodesk autocad
0%

National Average
$48,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

AutoCAD Mechanical
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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