What are typical cad drafter salaries?

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Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field?

What skills should you learn to increase your salary?

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zodran in Tacoma, Washington

57 months ago

at least here in washington when jobs existed lol, typically salary was $15.00 an hour to start provided you have an AA or equal experience, with as much as $25+ once you became a lead cad drafter (usually involves several years of commitment with one company)

Currently alot of companies are Hiring for as low as $10 an hour, requiring more experience and additional programs just to even be interview, basically the salary potential has been cut by 1/4 to 1/2 for starting pay...there are too many drafters and not enough demand and work, so people will work for peanuts and the companies know this...

I wish I could say some great things but, as of now I'm still looking for a job and considering going to the navy, I was let go last july after 3 years with the same company and have applied at many jobs and only had one interview with a company that turns out didnt actually have the funds to hire ahhaah good times!

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david l mayne in Jefferson, Maryland

57 months ago

TOO HIGH

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kodanja7 in Prospect, Connecticut

56 months ago

Im a civil tech and drafter with over 20 years autocad exp.
I make 29.30/hour

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Spectrum in Washington, Missouri

55 months ago

david l mayne in Jefferson, Maryland said: TOO HIGH

AAS Degree in Drafting: 2 years.
BS Degree in Engineering: 4 years.

Median income for unspecified field of draftsman: $44,930
Median income for unspecified field of engineer: $88,570
-Department of Labor and Statistics, www.bls.gov/oco/ocos027.htm

Roughly a 2:1 ratio wouldn't you say?

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