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 over one-half of Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists. Pay fluctuates from $32K to $73K per year, but expected earnings average $50K annually. Women make up a slight majority of Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists (54 percent) survey respondents. A strong majority enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The majority of Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,866 - $67,871
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$50K
$68K
MEDIAN: $50,225
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$14.52 - $35.76
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MEDIAN: $22.27
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,866 - $67,871  
   
Bonus
$1,600  
Total Pay (?
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$32,149 - $72,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.52 - $35.76  
   
Overtime
$30.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1,600  
   
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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$32,149 - $72,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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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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
54 %
Male
46 %
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

Experienced
▲7%

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
▲13%


National Average
$49,000

AutoCAD
▼12%

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 13%