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 $19.88 per hour. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,428 - $65,823
(Median)
$32K
$48K
$66K
MEDIAN: $47,840
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$13.35 - $29.55
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,428 - $65,823  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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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$29,828 - $63,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.35 - $29.55  
   
Overtime
$19.51 - $38.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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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$29,828 - $63,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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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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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. A Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technician may also move into a role as a Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialist or an AutoCAD Designer.

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


Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Computer Aided Drafting & Design, AutoCAD, and Geographic Information Systems can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people familiar with AutoCAD also know 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $39K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $47K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $52K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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




National Average
$46,000


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

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 4%

AutoCAD
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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