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CAD Drafter Average Salary in Singapore 2019

How much money does a CAD Drafter make in Singapore?

5,949 SGD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a CAD Drafter in Singapore typically earns around 5,949 SGD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. CAD Drafter salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

CAD Drafter Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore CAD Drafter

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

CAD Drafter salaries in Singapore range between 2,439 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 9,162 SGD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 6,187 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as CAD Drafter are earning less than 6,187 SGD while the other half are earning more than 6,187 SGD. 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 people working as CAD Drafter are earning less than 3,882 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,882 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as CAD Drafter are earning less than 8,288 SGD while 25% are earning more than 8,288 SGD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

CAD Drafter Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
2,809 SGD
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
3,851 SGD
5 - 10 Years    +26%  
4,859 SGD
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
5,868 SGD
15 - 20 Years    +17%  
6,876 SGD
20+ Years    +24%  
8,523 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down CAD Drafter salaries by experience level. A CAD Drafter with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 2,809 SGD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,851 SGD per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 4,859 SGD per month, 26% more than a person 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 5,868 SGD per month, 21% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 6,876 SGD per month, 17% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 8,523 SGD per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore CAD Drafter

CAD Drafter Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
3,548 SGD
Bachelor's Degree    +40%  
4,960 SGD
Master's Degree    +41%  
6,977 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into 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 3,548 SGD per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 4,960 SGD per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 6,977 SGD per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Singapore CAD Drafter


CAD Drafter Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
5,384 SGD
Male    +21%  
6,515 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
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 Singapore earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore CAD Drafter

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
5,087 SGD
Public Sector    +34%  
6,812 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector CAD Drafter employees in Singapore earn 34% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Singapore CAD Drafter

CAD Drafter Salary Trend and Forecast in Singapore

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore CAD Drafter
Average Salary 2016    =  
5,335 SGD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
5,532 SGD
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
5,737 SGD
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
5,949 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
CAD Drafter salaries in Singapore are on the rise in the year 2019 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 continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

CAD Drafter Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

34 SGD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for CAD Drafter is 34 SGD. This means that the average CAD Drafter in Singapore earns approximatly 34 SGD for every worked hour.


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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

CAD Drafter VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between CAD Drafter and Architecture monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for CAD Drafter, Architecture, and All Jobs and we found that CAD Drafter salaries are 18% less than those of Architecture. We also found out that Architecture salaries are 15% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Architect7,255 SGD+22%
Architectural Designer7,126 SGD+20%
Architectural Drafter5,797 SGD-3%
Architectural Manager8,861 SGD+49%
Architectural Technician7,527 SGD+27%
Architecture Consultant7,231 SGD+22%
Architecture Estimating Manager7,706 SGD+30%
Architecture Specifications Writer5,233 SGD-12%
Assistant Architectural Manager8,598 SGD+45%
CAD Drafter5,949 SGD=
CAD Manager7,467 SGD+26%
Design and Decoration Assistant6,123 SGD+3%
Design Manager8,459 SGD+42%
Drafting Supervisor6,367 SGD+7%
Facilities and Project Manager8,647 SGD+45%
Facility Planner7,353 SGD+24%
Interior Design Assistant5,506 SGD-7%
Interior Designer7,322 SGD+23%
Kitchen Designer6,810 SGD+14%
Landscape Architect7,101 SGD+19%
Landscape Artist7,091 SGD+19%
Landscaper6,551 SGD+10%
Mapping Technician6,016 SGD+1%
Mechanical Drafter6,115 SGD+3%
Photogrammetrist6,045 SGD+2%
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