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CAD Drafter Average Salary in Germany 2020

How much money does a CAD Drafter make in Germany?

Average Monthly Salary
8,840 EUR
( 106,000 EUR yearly)


A person working as a CAD Drafter in Germany typically earns around 8,840 EUR per month. Salaries range from 3,620 EUR (lowest) to 13,600 EUR (highest).

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 detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

CAD Drafter Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany CAD Drafter

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

  • Salary Range

    CAD Drafter salaries in Germany range between 3,620 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 13,600 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 9,190 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as CAD Drafter are earning less than 9,190 EUR while the other half are earning more than 9,190 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 people working as CAD Drafter are earning less than 5,770 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 5,770 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as CAD Drafter are earning less than 12,300 EUR while 25% are earning more than 12,300 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 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

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Germany CAD Drafter

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 4,170 EUR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,720 EUR 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 7,220 EUR 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 8,720 EUR 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 10,200 EUR 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 12,700 EUR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

0 - 2 Years
4,170 EUR
2 - 5 Years+37%
5,720 EUR
5 - 10 Years+26%
7,220 EUR
10 - 15 Years+21%
8,720 EUR
15 - 20 Years+17%
10,200 EUR
20+ Years+24%
12,700 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

CAD Drafter Salary Comparison By Education

Salary comparison by education level monthly Germany CAD Drafter

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 Highschool, the average salary of a CAD Drafter is 4,170 EUR per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 5,270 EUR per month, 26% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 7,370 EUR per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 10,400 EUR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 12,900 EUR per month, 24% more than someone with Master's Degree.

4,170 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+26%
5,270 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+40%
7,370 EUR
Master's Degree+41%
10,400 EUR
12,900 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

CAD Drafter Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Germany CAD DrafterThough 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 Germany earn 7% more than their female counterparts.
8,530 EUR
9,150 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Germany CAD DrafterWhere can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector CAD Drafter employees in Germany earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
Private Sector
8,640 EUR
Public Sector+5%
9,040 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

CAD Drafter Salary Trend and Forecast in Germany

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 Germany CAD Drafter
Average Salary 2016
7,650 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
7,930 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
8,220 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
8,530 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
CAD Drafter salaries in Germany are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 4% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

CAD Drafter Average Hourly Wage in Germany

51 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for CAD Drafter is 51 EUR. This means that the average CAD Drafter in Germany earns approximatly 51 EUR 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 GermanyWe compared Germany salaries for CAD Drafter, Architecture, and All Jobs and we found that CAD Drafter salaries are 12% 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
Architect10,400 EUR+18%
Architectural Designer10,000 EUR+13%
Architectural Drafter8,040 EUR-9%
Architectural Manager12,100 EUR+37%
Architectural Technician10,300 EUR+17%
Architecture Consultant10,500 EUR+19%
Architecture Estimating Manager10,800 EUR+22%
Architecture Specifications Writer7,400 EUR-16%
Assistant Architectural Manager12,400 EUR+40%
CAD Drafter8,840 EUR=
CAD Manager10,500 EUR+19%
Design and Decoration Assistant8,970 EUR+1%
Design Manager11,400 EUR+29%
Drafting Supervisor9,050 EUR+2%
Facilities and Project Manager13,200 EUR+49%
Facility Planner11,000 EUR+24%
Interior Design Assistant8,020 EUR-9%
Interior Designer10,800 EUR+22%
Kitchen Designer9,260 EUR+5%
Landscape Architect10,400 EUR+18%
Landscape Artist9,880 EUR+12%
Landscaper8,990 EUR+2%
Mapping Technician8,340 EUR-6%
Mechanical Drafter8,790 EUR-1%
Photogrammetrist8,640 EUR-2%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin9,210 EUR
Bremen8,000 EUR
Dortmund8,080 EUR
Dresden8,050 EUR
Dusseldorf8,570 EUR
Essen8,330 EUR
Frankfurt9,100 EUR
Hamburg9,900 EUR
Hannover7,270 EUR
Koln9,360 EUR
Leipzig8,310 EUR
Munchen9,630 EUR
Nurnberg7,630 EUR
Stuttgart8,670 EUR
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