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

Average Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians in the United States make around $22.00 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$38,401 - $65,964
$38K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $45,584
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$15.15 - $34.73
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$38,401 - $65,964  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,515  
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
Total Pay (?
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$35,123 - $72,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.15 - $34.73  
   
Overtime
$20.09 - $46.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,515  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
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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$35,123 - $72,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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Job Description for Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician

Computer aided design and drafting (CADD) & geographic information systems (GIS) technicians perform a variety of drafting duties for their organizations, such as preparing mapping exhibits for use by project staff and interfacing with consultants to understand their progress. They also create, maintain, and produce GIS map products for internal and external use and assist in advancing projects using electronic mapping tools.

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

  • 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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Many Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians move into a Computer Aided Design Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $57K per year. Becoming a Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialist or an AutoCAD Designer is a common transition from a Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technician role.

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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. Most notably, skills in AutoCAD, Geographic Information Systems, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, and autodesk autocad are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like autodesk autocad. Those proficient in AutoCAD are, more often than not, also skilled in Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD).

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

Pay by Experience for a Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 21 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) Technician 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 15 salaries. An experienced Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 13 salaries. A Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 14 salaries.

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Key Stats for Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Salaries

▲35%

▲12%

▲6%

National Average
$46,000

▼12%

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

▲1%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼0%

National Average
$46,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 14%