Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Operator Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Operator is $17.88 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD), Microsoft Excel, and Microstation.
Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Operator Total Pay (?
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$30,153 - $61,216
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MEDIAN: $43,227
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Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Operator Total Pay (?
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$12.38 - $26.33
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,153 - $61,216  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $4,880  
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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$27,396 - $61,567  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 778
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.38 - $26.33  
   
Overtime
$19.43 - $39.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $4,880  
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).
)
$27,396 - $61,567  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 778
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Job Description for Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Operator

Computer aided design and drafting (CADD) operators use computer software to create designs for projects, developing drafts that meet project requirements and client needs. They are also responsible for modifying existing designs and suggesting changes as needed. CADD operators also need to be able to communicate technical ideas to non-technical staff, as well as design and prepare plans using computer-aided design (CAD) software. In addition, they use their knowledge of building techniques to add structural details to plans.
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Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Operator Tasks
  • Make mathematical calculations and quantity calculations.
  • Prepare elementary layouts, drawings and design from detailed sketches and drawings.
  • Redesign, modify or otherwise edit existing design.
  • Operate auto graphics equipment.
  • Operate plotter to transfer developed drawings from disk or tape storage.

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Pay Difference By Location

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$41,000
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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Operator Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Operator Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
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Microsoft Office
0%
National Average
$41,000
AutoCAD
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Autodesk Revit Architecture
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Microsoft Word
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SolidWorks
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Autodesk Inventor
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Gender

Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 24%
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