A person working as a CAD Drafter in Barbados typically earns around 1,630 BBD per month. Salaries range from 750 BBD (lowest) to 2,600 BBD (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 salaries in Barbados range from 750 BBD per month (minimum salary) to 2,600 BBD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,760 BBD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as CAD Drafter(s) are earning less than 1,760 BBD while the other half are earning more than 1,760 BBD. 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.
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 1,130 BBD while 75% of them are earning more than 1,130 BBD. Also from the diagram, 75% of CAD Drafter(s) are earning less than 2,350 BBD while 25% are earning more than 2,350 BBD.
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
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 850 BBD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,140 BBD 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 1,680 BBD per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, CAD Drafter(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 2,050 BBD 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 2,240 BBD 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 2,420 BBD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 990 BBD per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 1,910 BBD per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
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 Barbados earn 14% more than their female counterparts on average.
CAD Drafter(s) in Barbados are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Barbados for the year 2022. 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.
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.
85% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 15% 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for CAD Drafter is 46% less than that of Architecture. Also, Architecture salaries are 7% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Architectural Designer||3,810 BBD||+130%|
|Architectural Drafter||1,640 BBD||+0%|
|Architectural Manager||6,250 BBD||+280%|
|Architectural Technician||2,310 BBD||+42%|
|Architecture Consultant||5,890 BBD||+260%|
|Architecture Estimating Manager||4,660 BBD||+190%|
|Architecture Specifications Writer||1,520 BBD||-7%|
|Assistant Architectural Manager||5,320 BBD||+230%|
|CAD Drafter||1,630 BBD||-0%|
|CAD Manager||3,810 BBD||+130%|
|Design and Decoration Assistant||1,660 BBD||+2%|
|Design Manager||5,510 BBD||+240%|
|Drafting Supervisor||2,950 BBD||+81%|
|Facilities and Project Manager||5,250 BBD||+220%|
|Facility Planner||2,920 BBD||+79%|
|Interior Design Assistant||1,430 BBD||-12%|
|Interior Designer||3,230 BBD||+98%|
|Kitchen Designer||1,990 BBD||+22%|
|Landscape Architect||4,710 BBD||+190%|
|Landscape Artist||2,620 BBD||+61%|
|Mapping Technician||1,500 BBD||-8%|
|Mechanical Drafter||1,960 BBD||+20%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Barbados earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.
©Salary Explorer 2023