The average wage for a Mid-Career Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter is $19.39 per hour.

$33,562 - $59,973
(Median)
$34K
$43K
$60K
MEDIAN: $43,339
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$14.46 - $26.44
(Median)
$14
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,562 - $59,973  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,049  
Profit Sharing
$524 - $4,250  
Commission
$900  
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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$31,144 - $59,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 221
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.46 - $26.44  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$21.00 - $38.17  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,049  
   
Commission
$900  
Profit Sharing
$524 - $4,250  
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).
)
$31,144 - $59,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 401
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National Average: $42,479

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Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter Salaries

Design
up arrow 5%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

autodesk autocad
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 1%

SolidWorks
up arrow 1%

Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 1%

Autodesk Inventor
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD Mechanical
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 6%

3D Rendering
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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