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CAD Drafter Average Salary in India 2022

How much money does a CAD Drafter make in India?

Average Monthly Salary
16,200 INR
( 194,000 INR yearly)


A person working as a CAD Drafter in India typically earns around 16,200 INR per month. Salaries range from 7,430 INR (lowest) to 25,700 INR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. CAD Drafter salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

CAD Drafter Salary Distribution in India

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    CAD Drafter salaries in India range from 7,430 INR per month (minimum salary) to 25,700 INR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 17,400 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as CAD Drafter(s) are earning less than 17,400 INR while the other half are earning more than 17,400 INR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of CAD Drafter(s) are earning less than 11,200 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 11,200 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of CAD Drafter(s) are earning less than 23,300 INR while 25% are earning more than 23,300 INR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

CAD Drafter Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down CAD Drafter salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A CAD Drafter with less than two years of experience makes approximately 8,430 INR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 11,300 INR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 16,600 INR per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, CAD Drafter(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 20,300 INR per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 22,100 INR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 23,900 INR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

CAD Drafter average salary change by experience in India

0 - 2 Years
8,430 INR
2 - 5 Years+34%
11,300 INR
5 - 10 Years+48%
16,600 INR
10 - 15 Years+22%
20,300 INR
15 - 20 Years+9%
22,100 INR
20+ Years+8%
23,900 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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CAD Drafter Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different CAD Drafter(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down CAD Drafter salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a CAD Drafter is 9,800 INR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 18,900 INR per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

CAD Drafter average salary difference by education level in India

Certificate or Diploma
9,800 INR
Bachelor's Degree+93%
18,900 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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CAD Drafter Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male CAD Drafter employees in India earn 20% more than their female counterparts on average.

17,600 INR
14,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in India for all Careers

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CAD Drafter Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in India

How much are annual salary increments in India for CAD Drafter(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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CAD Drafter(s) in India are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

India / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in India is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in India for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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CAD Drafter Bonus and Incentive Rates in India

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate India CAD Drafter
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A CAD Drafter is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

67% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

CAD Drafter Average Hourly Wage in India

93 INR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in India is 93 INR. This means that the average CAD Drafter in India earns approximately 93 INR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

CAD Drafter VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between CAD Drafter and Architecture monthly India
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The average salary for CAD Drafter is 46% less than that of Architecture. Also, Architecture salaries are 7% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Architect38,000 INR+140%
Architectural Designer36,100 INR+120%
Architectural Drafter15,200 INR-6%
Architectural Manager57,000 INR+250%
Architectural Technician21,400 INR+33%
Architecture Consultant54,600 INR+240%
Architecture Estimating Manager42,800 INR+170%
Architecture Specifications Writer15,200 INR-6%
Assistant Architectural Manager52,700 INR+230%
CAD Drafter16,200 INR+0%
CAD Manager35,600 INR+120%
Design and Decoration Assistant16,200 INR+0%
Design Manager51,300 INR+220%
Drafting Supervisor27,600 INR+71%
Facilities and Project Manager52,300 INR+220%
Facility Planner28,500 INR+76%
Interior Design Assistant14,300 INR-11%
Interior Designer30,900 INR+91%
Kitchen Designer19,000 INR+18%
Landscape Architect44,200 INR+170%
Landscape Artist25,200 INR+56%
Landscaper21,900 INR+36%
Mapping Technician14,300 INR-11%
Mechanical Drafter18,100 INR+12%
Photogrammetrist16,200 INR+0%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
agra15,100 INR
Ahmadabad17,100 INR
Bangalore18,900 INR
Bhopal15,700 INR
Chennai17,500 INR
Coimbatore15,300 INR
Delhi18,500 INR
Ghaziabad15,200 INR
Hyderabad17,500 INR
Indore16,000 INR
Jaipur17,300 INR
Kanpur17,300 INR
Kolkata18,400 INR
Lucknow17,300 INR
Ludhiana15,800 INR
Madurai14,200 INR
Mumbai17,800 INR
Nagpur17,200 INR
Patna15,900 INR
Pimpri-Chinchwad16,000 INR
Pune18,000 INR
Surat18,200 INR
Vadodara15,600 INR
Visakhapatnam16,300 INR

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Andaman & Nicobar Islands14,500 INR
Andhra Pradesh18,600 INR
Arunachal Pradesh15,500 INR
Assam17,500 INR
Bihar19,400 INR
Chandigarh14,300 INR
Chhatisgarh16,700 INR
Dadra & Nagar Haveli13,700 INR
Daman & Diu13,200 INR
Delhi17,300 INR
Goa15,600 INR
Gujarat18,700 INR
Haryana17,000 INR
Himachal Pradesh16,200 INR
Jammu & Kashmir16,300 INR
Jharkhand17,500 INR
Karnataka18,000 INR
Kerala17,000 INR
Lakshadweep13,100 INR
Madhya Pradesh19,800 INR
Maharashtra20,000 INR
Manipur16,100 INR
Meghalaya15,800 INR
Mizoram14,800 INR
Nagaland15,300 INR
Orissa17,700 INR
Pondicherry14,500 INR
Punjab16,600 INR
Rajasthan17,900 INR
Sikkim15,000 INR
Tamil Nadu19,300 INR
Tripura16,300 INR
Uttar Pradesh19,700 INR
Uttaranchal16,500 INR
West Bengal19,000 INR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in India earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,000 INR
Public Sector+5%
32,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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