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

The average Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technician in the United States earns approximately $20.10 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,324 - $66,042

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$13.41 - $30.23

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,324 - $66,042  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
Total Pay (?
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$29,653 - $65,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.41 - $30.23  
   
Overtime
$19.94 - $41.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
   
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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$29,653 - $65,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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Job Description for Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician

  • Prepare mapping exhibits for use by project staff.
  • Interface with consultants for exchange of information related to Consultants scope of work.
  • Create, maintain and produce GIS map products for internal and external use.
  • Assist in advancing project’s efficiency in use of electronic mapping tools for daily field work.

Common Career Paths for Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician


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Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians who move on to become Computer Aided Design Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Computer Aided Design Managers get paid an average of $57K per year. A Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technician may also move into a role as an AutoCAD Designer or a Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialist.

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Popular Skills for Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician


Job skills reported by Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians are limited. Computer Aided Drafting & Design and AutoCAD are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Most people skilled in AutoCAD are similarly competent in Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD).

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

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $39K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $48K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians make a median salary of $53K. Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $52K.

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




National Average
$47,000


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


AutoCAD
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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National Average
$47,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 19%
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