A high salary does not necessarily mean high satisfaction.

After graduation, CAD and architectural drawing graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $111,617, while the bottom 20% make closer to $35,032. The median grad salary is $62,531.

CAD and Architectural Drawing graduate salaries over time

Within five years of graduation, the average salary is $57,661.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

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