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

With just below three-fifths of Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $33K to $85K per year and averages out to $49K annually. Work is enjoyable for Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists (63 percent) who took the survey are men. While nearly one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$40,397 - $69,290
(Median)
$40K
$49K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,336
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$14.69 - $41.21
(Median)
$15
$22
$41
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,397 - $69,290  
   
Bonus
$1,965  
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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$32,959 - $85,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.69 - $41.21  
   
Overtime
$30.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$1,965  
   
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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$32,959 - $85,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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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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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $41K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $49K. On average, Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists make $51K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists report making only $50K on average.

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

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 14%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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National Average
$49,000

AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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