$18.61
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$996

Profit Sharing

$1,513
The average wage for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician is $18.06 per hour. A skill in Microstation is associated with high pay for this job.
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$31,396 - $64,669
$31K
$44K
$65K
MEDIAN: $44,349
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90%

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$13.77 - $27.37
$14
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.61
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$0$64K
Salary $31,396 - $64,669
Bonus $0.00 - $3,414
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,781
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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$29,941 - $61,967
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 490
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $13.77 - $27.37
Overtime $19.59 - $41.24
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,414
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,781
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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$29,941 - $61,967
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,390

Job Description for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician

The computer aided design (CAD) technician works with the project designer to create a detailed visual representation of a project. They use computer design programs to sketch the object from multiple perspectives and include relevant details such as materials, dimensions, and fasteners. Once these digital drawings are complete, CAD designers show builders, designers, and manufacturers how to construct the project in an effective way that takes into account regulatory requirements. The CAD technician’s efforts also provide a visual representation of a project to investors, builders, and others involved.

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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician 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.

Common Career Paths for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician


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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician

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

Pay by Experience for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 526 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 204 salaries. An experienced Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 245 salaries. A Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 108 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,411

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician?

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician in Camden:
"Fun , leaning so much."
Pros: Leaning, some of the people, the work hours.
Cons: The office people, not get a good job every ounce and while, over look a lot.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician in Norcross:
"It is not a hard job and I am learning a lot about hvac."
Pros: I work with a great group of guys. I get paid every week.
Cons: I'm being watched because I am new.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician in Clinton Township:
"Small Office Atmosphere."
Pros: Closeness with coworkers, flexible hours.
Cons: Not a young man's atmosphere. All coworkers are more than double my age.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician in Sterling Heights:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: I am very experienced with CAD and it makes my job less stressful.
Cons: I sit at a desk all day.

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Key Stats for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 344 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician Salaries

▲26%

▲22%

▲5%

National Average
$41,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 344 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 19%