Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician Salary

The average wage for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician is $18.03 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.
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$31,066 - $63,790
$31K
$45K
$64K
MEDIAN: $44,882
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$13.47 - $26.74
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$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.03
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,066 - $63,790  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,523  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,363  
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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$29,540 - $60,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 250
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.47 - $26.74  
   
Overtime
$19.14 - $39.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,523  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,363  
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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$29,540 - $60,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 704

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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.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,584

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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 152 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician Salaries

▲31%

▲24%

▲7%

National Average
$41,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician Salaries

▲15%




▲5%



Autodesk Revit Architecture
▼0%

Autodesk Inventor
▼0%

National Average
$41,000



▼1%



▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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