The average wage for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician is $17.51 per hour.Rate goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician Total Pay (?
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$29,690 - $58,771
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MEDIAN: $41,711
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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician Total Pay (?
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$12.94 - $24.91
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,690 - $58,771  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,520  
Profit Sharing
$175.00 - $5,500  
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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$28,539 - $56,581  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 905
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.94 - $24.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$17.66 - $36.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,520  
   
Profit Sharing
$175.00 - $5,500  
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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$28,539 - $56,581  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 905
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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
Seattle
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Indianapolis
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Chicago
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$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

AutoCAD
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
0%
National Average
$40,000
Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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3D Rendering
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 17%
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