$18.49
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$988

Profit Sharing

$1,450

A Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician with autodesk autocad skills earns an average wage of $17.95 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$30,362 - $61,726
$30K
$43K
$62K
MEDIAN: $42,681
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50%
90%

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$13.80 - $27.13
$14
$18
$27
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$0$61K
Salary $30,362 - $61,726
Bonus $0.00 - $3,067
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,183
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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$29,663 - $61,010
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 255
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $13.80 - $27.13
Overtime $19.29 - $40.08
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,067
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,183
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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$29,663 - $61,010
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 787

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.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician Job Listings

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 305 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 $45,000 based on 104 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 111 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 $46,000 based on 54 salaries.

Key Stats for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 233 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲25%

Late-Career
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 233 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 19%