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CAD Drafter Average Salary in Cuba 2023

How much money does a person working as CAD Drafter make in Cuba?

Average Monthly Salary
11,000 CUP
( 133,000 CUP yearly)


A person working as CAD Drafter in Cuba typically earns around 11,000 CUP per month. Salaries range from 5,080 CUP (lowest) to 17,600 CUP (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 Pay Scale and Salaries in Cuba

Median and salary distribution Cuba CAD Drafter monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
10,500 CUP or more
10% of people earn
9,180 to 10,500 CUP
20% of people earn
6,320 CUP or less
65% of people earn
6,320 to 9,180 CUP
Minimum Salary
5,080 CUP
10,600 CUP
17,600 CUP

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    CAD Drafter salaries in Cuba range from 5,080 CUP per month (starting salary) to 17,600 CUP per month (maximum salary). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 10,600 CUP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as CAD Drafter(s) are earning less than 10,600 CUP while the other half are earning more than 10,600 CUP. 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 and Salary Scale

    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 8,510 CUP while 75% of them are earning more than 8,510 CUP. Also from the diagram, 75% of CAD Drafter(s) are earning less than 12,200 CUP while 25% are earning more than 12,200 CUP.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 6,320 CUP to 9,180 CUP. Approximatly 20% fall under the 6,320 CUP cap. Ten percent of wages are from 9,180 CUP to 10,500 CUP. Only 5% of people grossed 10,500 CUP or more.

CAD Drafter Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

CAD Drafter average salary change by experience in Cuba

0 - 2 Years
5,770 CUP
2 - 5 Years+34%
7,700 CUP
5 - 10 Years+48%
11,400 CUP
10 - 15 Years+22%
13,900 CUP
15 - 20 Years+9%
15,100 CUP
20+ Years+8%
16,400 CUP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Cuba CAD Drafter
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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.

Employees with less than two years of experience makes approximately 5,770 CUP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 7,700 CUP 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 11,400 CUP 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 whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 13,900 CUP 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 15,100 CUP 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 16,400 CUP per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

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.

CAD Drafter average salary difference by education level in Cuba

Certificate or Diploma
6,700 CUP
Bachelor's Degree+93%
12,900 CUP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by education level monthly Cuba CAD Drafter
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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 is 6,700 CUP per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 12,900 CUP per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - CAD Drafter

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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 Cuba earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.

12,000 CUP
10,100 CUP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Cuba for all Careers

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CAD Drafter Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Cuba

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

CAD Drafter

CAD Drafter(s) in Cuba 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.

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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.

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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 Cuba is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Cuba 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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

CAD Drafter Bonus and Incentive Rates in Cuba

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Cuba CAD Drafter
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"CAD Drafter" is considered to be a low bonus-based job. 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.

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 Salary Trend and Forecast in Cuba

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

Average Salary 2019
9,550 CUP
Average Salary 2020+4%
9,900 CUP
Average Salary 2021+4%
10,300 CUP
Average Salary 2022+4%
10,700 CUP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

CAD Drafter salaries in Cuba are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 4% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

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CAD Drafter Average Hourly Wage in Cuba

64 CUP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Cuba is 64 CUP. This means that the average CAD Drafter in Cuba earns approximately 64 CUP for every worked hour.

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

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for 'CAD Drafter' in Cuba is 29 CUP. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

CAD Drafter VS Other Jobs

11,000 CUP
20,400 CUP
21,900 CUP
Average Salary
CAD Drafter
Average Salary
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for CAD Drafter is 46% less than that of Architecture. Also, Architecture salaries are 7% less than those of All Jobs.

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Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Architect25,500 CUP+130%
Architectural Designer25,600 CUP+130%
Architectural Drafter10,300 CUP-7%
Architectural Manager40,700 CUP+270%
Architectural Technician14,000 CUP+27%
Architecture Consultant38,300 CUP+250%
Architecture Estimating Manager29,800 CUP+170%
Architecture Specifications Writer9,870 CUP-11%
Assistant Architectural Manager36,400 CUP+230%
CAD Drafter11,000 CUP-0%
CAD Manager24,800 CUP+120%
Design and Decoration Assistant10,500 CUP-5%
Design Manager35,100 CUP+220%
Drafting Supervisor18,200 CUP+65%
Facilities and Project Manager34,800 CUP+220%
Facility Planner20,100 CUP+82%
Interior Design Assistant10,100 CUP-9%
Interior Designer20,800 CUP+88%
Kitchen Designer13,400 CUP+21%
Landscape Architect31,400 CUP+180%
Landscape Artist17,300 CUP+57%
Landscaper14,300 CUP+29%
Mapping Technician9,650 CUP-13%
Mechanical Drafter12,300 CUP+11%
Photogrammetrist10,800 CUP-2%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Camaguey10,400 CUP
Havana12,300 CUP
Holguin9,740 CUP
Santiago de Cuba11,600 CUP

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 Cuba earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
20,600 CUP
Public Sector+11%
22,800 CUP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for CAD Drafter in Cuba?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 10,600 CUP and 12,200 CUP. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for CAD Drafter in Cuba is ranges from 8,510 CUP to 12,200 CUP. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

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

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