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

Median pay for Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $19.67 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — around one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Most Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians survey respondents are men (76 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$31,593 - $67,957
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$32K
$48K
$68K
MEDIAN: $48,299
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$13.41 - $29.33
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$13
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,593 - $67,957  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,946  
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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$29,632 - $64,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.41 - $29.33  
   
Overtime
$21.92 - $41.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,946  
   
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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$29,632 - $64,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134

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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. Becoming an AutoCAD Designer or a Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialist 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


Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians report a focused set of job skills. AutoCAD and Computer Aided Drafting & Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 6 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in AutoCAD indicates knowledge of 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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $39K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $46K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $53K in this role. 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 Technicians report making only $52K on average.

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




National Average
$45,000


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

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 20%