Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician in Houston, Texas Salary

Median pay for Computer Aided Design Technicians in Houston lies in the neighborhood of $18.32 per hour. Although nearly one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. Work is enjoyable for Computer Aided Design Technicians in Houston, Texas, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$12.73 - $32.30
$13
$21
$32
MEDIAN: $21.15
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Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $12.73 - $32.30
Overtime $36.85
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $500
Profit Sharing $2,000
Total Pay (?
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$27,036 - $69,478
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 22

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.

About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
4.0%

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician Job Listings

Key Stats for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician Salaries

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼22%

Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician Salaries

Microsoft Office
▲31%

Microsoft Excel
▲26%

AutoCAD
▲16%

autodesk autocad
▲5%

National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 20%