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CAD drafter salary in United States

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

Average base salary

$24.76
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a cad drafter is $24.76 per hour in the United States. 3.4k salaries reported, updated at November 24, 2022

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Top companies for CAD Drafters in United States

  1. Leidos
    3.7star
    1,374 reviews9 salaries reported
    $30.73per hour
  2. $29.73per hour
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Highest paying cities for CAD Drafters near United States

  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $27.32 per hour
    20 salaries reported
  2. Irvine, CA
    $27.20 per hour
    28 salaries reported
  3. Denver, CO
    $26.57 per hour
    41 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $25.40 per hour
    80 salaries reported
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    $25.33 per hour
    28 salaries reported
  3. Tampa, FL
    $24.76 per hour
    20 salaries reported
  1. Jacksonville, FL
    $23.93 per hour
    11 salaries reported
  2. Corona, CA
    $23.65 per hour
    10 salaries reported
  3. Duluth, GA
    $23.54 per hour
    8 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 $24.76 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

Muza Sheet Metal Co
Jefferson Millwork & Design, Inc.
TAI
BBEC
Buchanan Company, Inc.
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Top certifications
National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies
+50.70%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top CertificationsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
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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?

Drafter

18,421 job openings

Average $25.93 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a CAD Drafter

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