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CAD Technician

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€15k > 60
CAD Technician
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€15 - 60
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Sigmar / CPL / Hudson

Last Updated: March, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
Occupational Category

Other Technicians N.E.C.

Also included in this category:

Building and civil engineering technicians; architectural and town planning technicians; science, engineering and production technicians not elsewhere classified; draughtspersons.

Number Employed:


Part time workers: 5%
Aged over 55: 16%
Male / Female: 88 / 12%
Non-Nationals: 7%
With Third Level: 60%
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Uses a computer and special software to produce detailed drawings and designs.

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