Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter with Computer Aided Design (CAD) Skills Salary

Average Computer Aided Design Drafters with Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills make around $17.07 per hour. Total cash compensation for Computer Aided Design Drafters with Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills runs from $27K to $57K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $3K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Computer Aided Design Drafters with Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of Computer Aided Design Drafters with Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,282 - $60,490
$31K
$42K
$60K
MEDIAN: $42,260
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$12.31 - $25.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,282 - $60,490  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,032  
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $4,949  
Total Pay (?
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$27,127 - $57,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.31 - $25.09  
   
Overtime
$17.91 - $36.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,032  
   
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $4,949  
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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$27,127 - $57,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 411

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

Pay by Experience for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 348 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 122 salaries. A Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 45 salaries.

Key Stats for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$39,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 24%