Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician Salary

A Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician earns an average wage of $17.94 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$30,087 - $60,719
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$61K
MEDIAN: $41,887
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$13.06 - $25.81
(Median)
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,087 - $60,719  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,922  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $4,895  
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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$28,850 - $58,481  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 310
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.06 - $25.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$19.19 - $38.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,922  
   
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $4,895  
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).
)
$28,850 - $58,481  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 777
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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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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,980

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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
up arrow 4%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
0%

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%

3D Rendering
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 4%


Autodesk Inventor
up arrow 7%

PC Support
up arrow 10%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 201 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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