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

Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians in the United States take home an average $19.73 per hour. Most Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians survey respondents are men (75 percent). Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one-fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,215 - $66,085
(Median)
$32K
$49K
$66K
MEDIAN: $48,752
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$13.13 - $30.01
(Median)
$13
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,215 - $66,085  
   
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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$28,858 - $64,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.13 - $30.01  
   
Overtime
$19.66 - $41.84  
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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$28,858 - $64,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 often transition into Computer Aided Design Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Computer Aided Design Managers earn $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


Survey results show that Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians typically report just a few professional skills. Computer Aided Drafting & Design and AutoCAD are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Those educated in AutoCAD tend to be well versed 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $38K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $48K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $52K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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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


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National Average
$46,000

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
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 20%
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