What is the average salary of a CAD drafter?


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As of 2015, the average salary for a CAD drafter is $49,630 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Salaries vary based on the type of CAD drafting because CAD drafters work in a variety of different fields.

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While electrical and electronics drafters earn an average salary of $55,700 per year, architectural and civil drafters earn an average salary of $47,870 per year. CAD drafters support engineers by creating blue prints from rough sketches and other specifications created by the engineers. Each CAD drafter has a different set of skills based the engineering industry they work in. This can increase or decrease the salary.

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