Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician Salary

The average wage for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician is $17.97 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$29,672 - $58,904
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$59K
MEDIAN: $41,457
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$13.23 - $25.64
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$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,672 - $58,904  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,413  
Profit Sharing
$243.61 - $6,082  
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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$28,994 - $57,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 262
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.23 - $25.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$18.83 - $38.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,413  
   
Profit Sharing
$243.61 - $6,082  
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).
)
$28,994 - $57,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 608
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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 by Experience Level for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician

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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



Autodesk Revit MEP
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National Average
$40,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

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

3D Rendering
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

SolidWorks
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PC Support
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 19%
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