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

Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $19.77 per hour. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians who answered the questionnnaire. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, around one in five claim no health benefits at all. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Salary (?
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$30,977 - $67,735
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MEDIAN: $48,092
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$13.45 - $29.17
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,977 - $67,735  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
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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$29,391 - $63,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.45 - $29.17  
   
Overtime
$21.88 - $41.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
   
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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$29,391 - $63,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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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 do not often transition into Computer Aided Design Manager roles. The role averages $56K per year.

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Popular Skills for Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician

Survey takers who work as 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 9 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Most people skilled in AutoCAD are similarly competent 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.
For Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Technicians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $39K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $47K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $52K. 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

Experienced
up arrow 17%
National Average
$44,000

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

up arrow 9%
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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National Average
$44,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 21%