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 approximately $21.73 per hour on average. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Male Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (68 percent) are men. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$36,996 - $65,286
$37K
$48K
$65K
MEDIAN: $47,609
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$15.00 - $34.08
$15
$22
$34
MEDIAN: $21.73
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,996 - $65,286  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,500  
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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$34,071 - $70,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $34.08  
   
Overtime
$24.41 - $40.40  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,500  
   
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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$34,071 - $70,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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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

  • 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.
  • Prepare mapping exhibits for use by project staff.
  • Interface with consultants for exchange of information related to Consultants scope of 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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Computer Aided Design Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably 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


Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Geographic Information Systems, AutoCAD, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, and autodesk autocad are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include autodesk autocad. 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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $41K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $48K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $60K in this role. For some reason, Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $53K.

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

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
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Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
25%
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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

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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