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 tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — over one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $36K to $73K per year, median earnings come to $48K annually. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. More than half of Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists (69 percent) survey respondents are men. Work is enjoyable for Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,912 - $71,558
(Median)
$40K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $47,781
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$15.19 - $31.44
(Median)
$15
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,912 - $71,558  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,750  
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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$36,429 - $72,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.19 - $31.44  
   
Overtime
$23.94 - $47.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,750  
   
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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$36,429 - $72,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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Job Description for Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

  • 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.
  • Use GIS software to analyze and visualize geographic data.
  • Identify and incorporate new GIS data into databases.

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Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists usually report a few specific skills. Geographic Information Systems and AutoCAD are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include AutoCAD.

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.


Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $41K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $44K. For Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $50K. Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $67K.

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

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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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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

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

National Average
$47,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 26%
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