Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician Salary

Average Computer Aided Design Technicians in the United States make around $18.31 per hour. Total cash compensation to Computer Aided Design Technicians approaches anywhere from $30K on the lower end to $61K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $4K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction for Computer Aided Design Technicians is high. Most Computer Aided Design Technicians survey respondents are men (79 percent). Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,582 - $63,815
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MEDIAN: $44,981
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$13.73 - $26.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,582 - $63,815  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,751  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,848  
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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$30,124 - $61,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 269
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.73 - $26.86  
   
Overtime
$19.31 - $39.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,751  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,848  
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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$30,124 - $61,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 724

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Job Description for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician

The computer aided design (CAD) technician works with the project designer to create a detailed visual representation of a project. They use computer design programs to sketch the object from multiple perspectives and include relevant details such as materials, dimensions, and fasteners. Once these digital drawings are complete, CAD designers show builders, designers, and manufacturers how to construct the project in an effective way that takes into account regulatory requirements. The CAD technician’s efforts also provide a visual representation of a project to investors, builders, and others involved.

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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician Tasks

  • 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.
  • Research and obtain standards and codes required by client to develop plans.
  • Review engineering drawings prior to the release.

Common Career Paths for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician


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Computer Aided Design Technicians' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Project Engineer. The average Project Engineer brings home $67K per year. The most common next step for a Computer Aided Design Technician is to become a Computer Aided Design Designer or a Computer Aided Design Manager. The former position pays an additional $7K per year on average, and the latter position pays $16K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician


Survey takers working as Computer Aided Design Technicians report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microstation, Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d, Autocad Civil 3D, and Autodesk Revit MEP are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 15 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like SolidWorks, Microsoft Excel, and Computer Aided Design. Most people experienced in Microsoft Office also know Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD). Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know AutoCAD and Computer Aided Design (CAD).

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

Pay by Experience for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 526 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 204 salaries. An experienced Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 245 salaries. A Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 108 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,203

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Computer Aided Design Technicians in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Computer Aided Design Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+18 percent), New York (+14 percent), Milwaukee (+11 percent), and Chicago (+9 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Computer Aided Design Technician's salary, with Atlanta Computer Aided Design Technicians earning salaries that are 21 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 19 percent less in St. Louis and 13 percent less in San Antonio, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 164 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician Salaries

▲27%

▲23%

▲5%

National Average
$41,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 18%
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