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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 $19.84 per hour. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in five — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians. Male Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$31,516 - $68,143
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$68K
MEDIAN: $48,481
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$13.36 - $29.83
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,516 - $68,143  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,950  
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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$29,577 - $64,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.36 - $29.83  
   
Overtime
$21.79 - $41.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,950  
   
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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$29,577 - $64,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131

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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Computer Aided Drafting & Design and AutoCAD are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. 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 $47K. Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians see a median salary of $53K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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 35 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

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