Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter is $17.69
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafters?
An early career Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.72 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.81 based on 5 …Read more
What Do Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafters Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.