Computer Aided Drafter Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$42,000
$33,000
Min 10%
$42,000
Median 50%
$54,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
General Electric
Highest Paying City
Benicia, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.6 years
How much does a computer aided drafter make?
The national average salary for a Computer Aided Drafter in the United States is $42,889 per year or $20.62 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $54,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $33,000 per year. Professional companies and Construction companies have the most job opportunities for Computer Aided Drafters. Some of the states with the best Computer Aided Drafter salaries are California, Maryland, Nevada, Illinois, and Alaska. The typical employment in the position spans 3.6 years.
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Average Computer Aided Drafter Salary By Location

Computer Aided Drafters in the United States of America make on average $42,889 a year or $20.62 per hour. Computer Aided Drafters make the most in Benicia, CA at about $56,997 per year. The Benicia, CA average entry-level salary for Computer Aided Drafters is $35,000. California, Maryland, Nevada, Illinois, and Alaska are the states with the highest payscale for Computer Aided Drafters. The lowest earning states are Missouri, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Rhode Island.

Map of Computer Aided Drafter Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Computer Aided Drafters earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Computer Aided Drafter Salary By Company

Computer Aided Drafter jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Computer Aided Drafters are in Professional companies and Construction companies. Companies like General Electric or Siemens will get you the highest pay packages. In addition, companies like Cyient and Method report highly competitive salaries for Computer Aided Drafters.

Average Computer Aided Drafter Pay By Industry

Computer Aided Drafter salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Manufacturing companies, Technology companies, and Health Care companies pay higher-than-average wages for Computer Aided Drafters. Manufacturing companies pay their Computer Aided Drafters the highest wages, averaging $44,793 per year. Technology companies and Health Care companies pay well too, at $42,241 and $42,145, respectively. The average salary for Computer Aided Drafters in the Professional industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $41,341.
Industry
Average Salary
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$44,793
$45k
Technology
Technology
$42,241
$42k
Health Care
Health Care
$42,145
$42k
Automotive
Automotive
$41,952
$42k
Construction
Construction
$41,615
$42k
Professional
Professional
$41,341
$41k

Computer Aided Drafter Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Computer Aided Drafter Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Computer Aided Drafter can range from $29,075 to $44,960 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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