The average rate for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter is C$20.76 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

C$34,627 - C$64,177
C$35K
C$47K
C$64K
MEDIAN: C$46,893
10%
50%
90%
C$14.53 - C$29.96
C$15
C$20
C$30
MEDIAN: C$20.20
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$64K
Salary C$34,627 - C$64,177
Bonus C$0.00 - C$4,952
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$2,230
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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C$31,488 - C$63,937
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 219
Hourly Data C$0C$46
Hourly Rate C$14.53 - C$29.96
Hourly Tips C$3.33
Overtime C$22.00 - C$46.62
Annual Data C$0C$63K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$4,952
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$2,230
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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C$31,488 - C$63,937
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 296

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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Popular Skills for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter

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 C$42,000 based on 165 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 C$52,000 based on 79 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 C$54,000 based on 48 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 C$54,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$45,016

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Key Stats for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter Salaries

▲21%

▲20%

▲16%

National Average
C$45,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter Salaries




National Average
C$45,000

▼4%


▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 21%