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Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Operator Salary

The average rate for a Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Operator is $17.96 per hour. A skill in Microstation is associated with high pay for this job.

$31,764 - $60,959
(Median)
$32K
$44K
$61K
MEDIAN: $43,639
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$12.57 - $27.20
(Median)
$13
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,764 - $60,959  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $4,637  
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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$28,671 - $62,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.57 - $27.20  
   
Overtime
$18.47 - $39.65  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
   
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $4,637  
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).
)
$28,671 - $62,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 413

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

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

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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Operator Salaries



National Average
$42,000



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



Autodesk Inventor
up arrow 8%


Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

SolidWorks
up arrow 2%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 23%