AutoCAD Designer Salary (United States)

An AutoCAD Designer earns an average wage of $20.29 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. A skill in Microstation is associated with high pay for this job.
AutoCAD Designer Total Pay (?
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$34,205 - $69,641
(Median)
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48K
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70K
MEDIAN: $47,869
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AutoCAD Designer Total Pay (?
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$14.25 - $31.23
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,205 - $69,641  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,010  
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $4,683  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,891 - $71,077  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,239
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.25 - $31.23  
   
Overtime
$20.60 - $45.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $4,683  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$31,891 - $71,077  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,239
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Job Description for AutoCAD Designer

AutoCAD designer use software programs to create 2D and 3D drawings, which are widely used in the construction and manufacturing industries. Examples of organizations that employ AutoCAD designers range from construction firms to traditional manufacturing companies to firms operating in the energy industry, among others. A typical day of an AutoCAD designer may vary depending on project requirements. Some typical tasks performed by these professionals include meeting with team members to discuss project needs, creating design drafts and reviewing them with relevant personnel, and updating designs based on team feedback. They also use their knowledge of design to provide information and feedback to team members.
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AutoCAD Designer Tasks
  • Research and obtain standards and codes required by client to develop plans.
  • Review engineering drawings prior to the release.
  • Develop accurate layouts, assembly drawings and details.
  • Take direction from engineers and executives to research drawings, catalogs and sketches to develop detailed dimensioned AutoCAD drawings.

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Pay by Experience Level for AutoCAD Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Tulsa
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$47,000
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Experience Affects AutoCAD Designer Salaries

National Average
$47,000

Skills That Affect AutoCAD Designer Salaries

Microstation
up arrow 13%
Autocad 2000i
up arrow 6%
SolidWorks
up arrow 3%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 2%
AutoCAD
0%
National Average
$47,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 2%
Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 2%
AutoDesk
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 20%
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