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CAD Drafter Average Salary in Portugal 2020

How much money does a CAD Drafter make in Portugal?


Average Monthly Salary
3,540 EUR
( 42,400 EUR yearly)

LOW
1,630
EUR
AVERAGE
3,540
EUR
HIGH
5,620
EUR

A person working as a CAD Drafter in Portugal typically earns around 3,540 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,630 EUR (lowest) to 5,620 EUR (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 Portugal

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

  • Salary Range

    CAD Drafter salaries in Portugal range from 1,630 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 5,620 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,820 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as CAD Drafter(s) are earning less than 3,820 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,820 EUR. 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 2,450 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,450 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of CAD Drafter(s) are earning less than 5,100 EUR while 25% are earning more than 5,100 EUR.


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 1,850 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,470 EUR 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 3,640 EUR 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 4,440 EUR 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 4,840 EUR 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 5,240 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


CAD Drafter average salary change by experience in Portugal

0 - 2 Years
1,850 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
2,470 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
3,640 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
4,440 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
4,840 EUR
20+ Years+8%
5,240 EUR
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 2,150 EUR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 4,140 EUR per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.


CAD Drafter average salary difference by education level in Portugal

Certificate or Diploma
2,150 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+93%
4,140 EUR
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 Portugal earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

Female
3,410 EUR
Male+7%
3,660 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Portugal for all Careers

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CAD Drafter Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Portugal

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

CAD Drafter

CAD Drafter(s) in Portugal are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 17 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.

Portugal / All Professions

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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 Portugal is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
3%
Energy
6%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
3%
Travel
6%
Construction
9%
Education
3%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Portugal for the year 2019. 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 Portugal

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Portugal 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.

66% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 34% 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
34%
No Bonus
66%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector CAD Drafter employees in Portugal earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
4,730 EUR
Public Sector+6%
5,010 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

CAD Drafter Salary Trend and Forecast in Portugal

How are CAD Drafter salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
3,060 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
3,170 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
3,290 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
3,410 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

CAD Drafter salaries in Portugal are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

CAD Drafter Average Hourly Wage in Portugal


20 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Portugal is 20 EUR. This means that the average CAD Drafter in Portugal earns approximately 20 EUR 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 Portugal
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The average salary for CAD Drafter is 14% less than that of Architecture. Also, Architecture salaries are 15% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Architect4,260 EUR+21%
Architectural Designer4,090 EUR+16%
Architectural Drafter3,250 EUR-8%
Architectural Manager5,380 EUR+52%
Architectural Technician4,540 EUR+28%
Architecture Consultant4,430 EUR+25%
Architecture Estimating Manager4,640 EUR+31%
Architecture Specifications Writer3,050 EUR-14%
Assistant Architectural Manager4,990 EUR+41%
CAD Drafter3,540 EUR+0%
CAD Manager4,310 EUR+22%
Design and Decoration Assistant3,560 EUR+1%
Design Manager4,640 EUR+31%
Drafting Supervisor3,910 EUR+11%
Facilities and Project Manager5,090 EUR+44%
Facility Planner4,230 EUR+20%
Interior Design Assistant3,280 EUR-7%
Interior Designer4,560 EUR+29%
Kitchen Designer3,690 EUR+4%
Landscape Architect4,330 EUR+22%
Landscape Artist4,200 EUR+19%
Landscaper3,800 EUR+7%
Mapping Technician3,590 EUR+2%
Mechanical Drafter3,640 EUR+3%
Photogrammetrist3,550 EUR+0%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Funchal3,190 EUR
Lisbon3,810 EUR
Porto3,460 EUR
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