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

Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just over a half of Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists. Pay fluctuates from $32K to $87K per year, but expected earnings average $51K annually. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men make up a slight majority of Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists (56 percent) who responded to the survey. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,000 - $70,000
$40K
$51K
$70K
MEDIAN: $50,707
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50%
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$14.63 - $41.60
$15
$22
$42
MEDIAN: $22.27
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,000 - $70,000  
   
Bonus
$1,628  
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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$32,234 - $86,586  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.63 - $41.60  
   
Overtime
$30.52  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$1,628  
   
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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$32,234 - $86,586  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $41K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $49K. Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists bring in $54K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $50K.

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

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
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
034
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

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

Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 13%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 3%

National Average
$50,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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