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

The average wage for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician is $17.84 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Microstation is associated with high pay for this job.
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician Salary (?
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$29,243 - $58,440
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $41,545
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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician Salary (?
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$12.95 - $25.27
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,243 - $58,440  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,403  
Profit Sharing
$101.61 - $6,128  
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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$28,723 - $56,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 242
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.95 - $25.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$18.12 - $37.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,403  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.61 - $6,128  
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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$28,723 - $56,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 554
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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
  • 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 Difference By Location

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Indianapolis
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Raleigh
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National Average
$40,000
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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician Salaries

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 2%
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
SolidWorks
up arrow 1%
AutoCAD
0%
Microsoft Office
0%
National Average
$40,000
3D Rendering
up arrow 3%
Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 5%
Autodesk Revit Architecture
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PC Support
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 18%