Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Operator Salary

The average pay for a Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Operator is $18.50 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. A skill in Microstation is associated with high pay for this job.

$33,303 - $67,759
$33K
$42K
$68K
MEDIAN: $42,492
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$13.75 - $27.95
$14
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $18.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,303 - $67,759  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,096  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,936  
Commission
$3,000  
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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$30,615 - $63,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.75 - $27.95  
   
Overtime
$19.73 - $39.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,096  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,936  
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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$30,615 - $63,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 167

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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

  • Operate auto graphics equipment.
  • Operate plotter to transfer developed drawings from disk or tape storage.
  • Redesign, modify or otherwise edit existing design.
  • Make mathematical calculations and quantity calculations.
  • Prepare elementary layouts, drawings and design from detailed sketches and drawings.

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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Operator

Pay by Experience for a Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 106 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 70 salaries. A Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 47 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,585

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Key Stats for Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Operator

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Operator Salaries

▲28%

▲15%

▲2%

National Average
$42,000

▼9%

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

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 26%