Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salary

Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $52K per year. Most Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists (50 percent) survey respondents. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists making up 50 percent of survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Job Description for Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

  • Use GIS software to analyze and visualize geographic data.
  • Identify and incorporate new GIS data into databases.
  • Create and maintain maps and drawings for multiple purposes, tracking revisions.
  • Support GIS and CADD users throughout the organization, including finding ways to use the data.

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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 37 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 10 salaries. A Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working as a Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist?

Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist in El Paso:
"Study Broadly, Not Narrowly."
An architectural background is helpful in both CAD and GIS, simply from a research and problem-solving point of view. Both are very visual but also very technical and a successful person develops an instinctual skill set in working with these technologies.

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Key Stats for Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
50%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

Experienced
▲8%

Late-Career
▲2%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
▼16%

Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

Autocad Civil 3D
▲14%


National Average
$49,000

AutoCAD
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
50%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 33%
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