The average rate for a Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Technician is $18.17 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Microstation and Autocad Civil 3D.Wage goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Technician Total Pay (?
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$29,933 - $60,571
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MEDIAN: $44,010
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Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Technician Total Pay (?
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$13.32 - $25.89
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,933 - $60,571  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,548  
Profit Sharing
$488.32 - $6,787  
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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$29,372 - $57,972  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 702
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.32 - $25.89  
   
Overtime
$19.17 - $39.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,548  
   
Profit Sharing
$488.32 - $6,787  
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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$29,372 - $57,972  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 702
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Job Description for Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Technician
A computer aided design and drafting technician (CADD) uses computer software to design plans for buildings and machines. A CADD technician may work in various industries, including engineering, construction, manufacturing, and architecture. Depending on the industry, the CADD technician may be responsible for creating original designs from a general idea or may act as an intermediary, creating electronic versions of technical drawings created by engineers or architects. CADD technicians may specialize in an industry, or may move from industry to industry as the job market dictates. On larger projects, a CADD technician works as part of a team with other technicians, each working on a separate part of the project. Work environment varies by industry as well. A CADD technician may work in a factory, on a construction site or in an office setting. Most CADD technicians work a standard 40-hour work week; however, deadlines may require CADD technicians to work overtime on evenings and weekends.
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Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Technician Tasks
  • Communicate with customers, engineers, and others about properties of drawings.
  • Print, bind, and prepare physical copies of drawings.
  • Use CADD software to modify, process and label drafting and architectural drawings.
  • Integrate other sources of information or data by adding to drawings.
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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Technician Salaries

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$41,000

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

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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AutoCAD
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National Average
$41,000
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Gender
Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 20%
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