Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salary

Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $52K per year. Most Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists (50 percent) survey respondents. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Computer Aided Design and Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Specialists making up 50 percent of survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

Job Description for Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

  • Use GIS software to analyze and visualize geographic data.
  • Identify and incorporate new GIS data into databases.
  • Create and maintain maps and drawings for multiple purposes, tracking revisions.
  • Support GIS and CADD users throughout the organization, including finding ways to use the data.

Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 37 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 10 salaries. A Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 5 salaries.

Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist?

Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist in El Paso:
"Study Broadly, Not Narrowly."
An architectural background is helpful in both CAD and GIS, simply from a research and problem-solving point of view. Both are very visual but also very technical and a successful person develops an instinctual skill set in working with these technologies.

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Key Stats for Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
44%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
33%

Experience Affects Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

National Average
$54,000

Experienced
▼2%

Late-Career
▼7%

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼23%

Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Salaries

Autocad Civil 3D
▲3%

National Average
$54,000


AutoCAD
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
44%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 14%