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CAD drafter salary in United States

How much does a CAD Drafter make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $24.22
Low $17.05
High $34.42
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a cad drafter is $24.22 per hour in the United States. 4.1k salaries reported, updated at November 27, 2023

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Top companies for CAD Drafters in United States

  1. SmartTalent
    148 reviews6 salaries reported
    $34.31per hour
  2. $28.65per hour
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Highest paying cities for CAD Drafters near United States

  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $30.83 per hour
    25 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $29.58 per hour
    24 salaries reported
  3. Roseville, CA
    $27.83 per hour
    16 salaries reported
  1. Tampa, FL
    $27.17 per hour
    32 salaries reported
  2. Fort Worth, TX
    $26.05 per hour
    32 salaries reported
  3. Louisville, KY
    $23.62 per hour
    9 salaries reported
  1. Orlando, FL
    $23.44 per hour
    19 salaries reported
  2. Duluth, GA
    $22.32 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  3. Tucson, AZ
    $22.29 per hour
    13 salaries reported
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Where can a CAD Drafter earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for CAD Drafters

Most recommended skill

Revit(earn +14.35% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 10.43% since 2018. CAD Drafters with this skill earn +14.35% more than the average base salary, which is $24.22 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
2012262increase by 262
2013768increase by 193.13%
20141508increase by 96.35%
20151601increase by 6.17%
20161192decrease by 25.55%
2017849decrease by 28.78%
20181064increase by 25.32%
2019953decrease by 10.43%

Top companies hiring CAD Drafters with the recommended skill

Booz Allen Hamilton
Cathedral Plumbing of Texas
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Top certifications
National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Most common benefits for CAD Drafters

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 85 ratings

48% of CAD Drafters in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?


Job openings

Average $24.87 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a CAD Drafter

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