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 can expect to earn an average of $22.77 per hour. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. There are more male Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 69 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$37,427 - $66,266
(Median)
$37K
$50K
$66K
MEDIAN: $49,617
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$14.94 - $33.88
(Median)
$15
$23
$34
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,427 - $66,266  
   
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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$32,885 - $69,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.94 - $33.88  
   
Overtime
$24.55 - $40.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$32,885 - $69,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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 Computer Aided Design Manager roles, in which average pay is a slightly higher $57K per year. Many Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians advance into roles as Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists or AutoCAD Designers, but the median salaries are $3K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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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. Most notably, skills in Geographic Information Systems, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, AutoCAD, and autodesk autocad are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include autodesk autocad, AutoCAD, and Computer Aided Drafting & Design. 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $41K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $50K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $56K 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 $54K.

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




National Average
$49,000


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

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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$49,000

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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