A Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter earns an average salary of AU$56,564 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d is associated with high pay for this job.

AU$38,604 - AU$87,471
AU$39K
AU$57K
AU$87K
MEDIAN: AU$56,680
10%
50%
90%
AU$19.22 - AU$41.76
AU$19
AU$26
AU$42
MEDIAN: AU$25.62
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$87K
Salary AU$38,604 - AU$87,471
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$9,787
Profit Sharing AU$3,500
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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AU$39,359 - AU$87,721
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 246
Hourly Data AU$0AU$67
Hourly Rate AU$19.22 - AU$41.76
Overtime AU$25.15 - AU$67.84
Annual Data AU$0AU$87K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$9,787
Profit Sharing AU$3,500
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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AU$39,359 - AU$87,721
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 147

Job Description for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter

Computer aided design (CAD) drafters use computer aided design systems to created drawings for building construction or product creation, filling design drawings with codes and specifications for the design. CAD drafters work directly with the company needing the design, and drafters must be able to take directions and use them to deliver a high-quality design. Computer aided design drafters must be precise, have great verbal skills, be able to handle stress, be creative, be organized, and be able to meet deadlines. In addition, CAD drafters need to be able to show they can be trusted with the companies information, designs, and plans.

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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter Tasks

  • Develop accurate layouts, assembly drawings and details.
  • Take direction from engineers and executives to research drawings, catalogs and sketches to develop detailed dimensioned AutoCAD drawings.
  • Research and obtain standards and codes required by client to develop plans.
  • Review engineering drawings prior to the release.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter Pay By Employer

$0$41K

$26,069

$40,205

Gpd Group
6 profiles
$31,735

Common Career Paths for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter


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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter

Pay by Experience for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$49,000 based on 203 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$62,000 based on 144 salaries. An experienced Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$69,000 based on 100 salaries. A Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$84,000 based on 38 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$56,066

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Key Stats for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter Salaries

▲51%

▲23%

▲10%

National Average
AU$56,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter Salaries


▲4%


National Average
AU$56,000



▼8%

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 93%