How much does a CAD Drafter III make in the United States? The average CAD Drafter III salary in the United States is $78,135 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $67,619 and $89,525. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $67,619 10% $58,045 90% $99,894 75% $89,525 $78,135 50%(Median)
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Job Description for CAD Drafter III

CAD Drafter III provides computer aided design (CAD) drafting, prepares drawings and schematics derived from a variety of specifications, layouts, blueprints, and sketches. Utilizes computer aided drafting software and other techniques, standards, and tools to prepare technical drawings. Being a CAD Drafter III coordinates and consults with engineers or designers to complete projects. Transforms initial rough product designs into working documents using CAD software. Additionally, CAD Drafter III reviews engineering drawings and designs to ensure adherence to established specifications and standards. Collaborates with design originators to resolve discrepancies between original drawings and final CAD designs. Typically requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. The CAD Drafter III work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. To be a CAD Drafter III typically requires 4 -7 years of related experience. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
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City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
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City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
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City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
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