$46,550
Avg. Salary
$19.88
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$981

Bonus

$1,965

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Computer Aided Design And Drafting (CADD) Technician is $19.88 per hour.

The average pay for a Computer Aided Design And Drafting (CADD) Technician is $46,550 per year.

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$14.12
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$19.88
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$28.69
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MEDIAN $19.88
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$33k
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$68k
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MEDIAN $46,550
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$0$68K
Salary $32,746 - $68,221
Bonus $0.00 - $3,901
Profit Sharing $2.50 - $11,057
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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$30,430 - $65,681
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 147
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $14.12 - $28.69
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $20.39 - $41.62
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,901
Profit Sharing $2.50 - $11,057
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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$30,430 - $65,681
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 408

Job Description for Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Technician

A computer aided design and drafting technician (CADD) uses computer software to design plans for buildings and machines. A CADD technician may work in various industries, including engineering, construction, manufacturing, and architecture. Depending on the industry, the CADD technician may be responsible for creating original designs from a general idea or may act as an intermediary, creating electronic versions of technical drawings created by engineers or architects. CADD technicians may specialize in an industry, or may move from industry to industry as the job market dictates. On larger projects, a CADD technician works as part of a team with other technicians, each working on a separate part of the project. Work environment varies by industry as well. A CADD technician may work in a factory, on a construction site or in an office setting. Most CADD technicians work a standard 40-hour work week; however, deadlines may require CADD technicians to work overtime on evenings and weekends.

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Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Technician Tasks
  • Use CADD software to modify, process and label drafting and architectural drawings.
  • Integrate other sources of information or data by adding to drawings.
  • Communicate with customers, engineers, and others about properties of drawings.
  • Print, bind, and prepare physical copies of drawings.

Common Career Paths for Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Technician


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Computer Aided Design and Drafting Technicians may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Senior CAD Designer. The latter position pays an average of $63K annually. With an annual salary of $48K, Computer Aided Design Designer is the most common role for Computer Aided Design and Drafting Technicians to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Computer Aided Design and Drafting Operator role — which usually pays $41K — is also typical for Computer Aided Design and Drafting Technicians, though less common by comparison.

Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Technician


Computer Aided Design and Drafting Technicians seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Microstation, Land Surveying, Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Autodesk Revit MEP, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and SolidWorks. Those familiar with AutoCAD also tend to know Microsoft Office and Microstation.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Technician

Pay by Experience for a Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 147 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 98 salaries. An experienced Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 116 salaries. A Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 49 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

13%

National Average: $43,850

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

For Computer Aided Design and Drafting Technicians, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 47 percent above the national average. Computer Aided Design and Drafting Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+19 percent), Phoenix (+15 percent), Boston (+14 percent), and Dallas (+14 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with San Antonio Computer Aided Design and Drafting Technicians earning much less — 26 percent less — than the national average. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Orlando and 10 percent less in Charlotte, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Technician

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 131 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Technician Salaries

▲22%

▲12%

▲5%

National Average
$44,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Technician Salaries

▲14%

Land Surveying
▲10%


Engineering Design
▲7%

AutoCAD Architecture
▲3%


National Average
$44,000

Autodesk Inventor
▼1%



▼4%



▼6%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 23%