AutoCAD Designer Salary

An AutoCAD Designer earns an average wage of $20.48 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
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$33,918 - $72,177
(Median)
$34K
$49K
$72K
MEDIAN: $48,936
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$14.25 - $32.15
(Median)
$14
$20
$32
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,918 - $72,177  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,973  
Profit Sharing
$745 - $5,106  
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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$31,578 - $74,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 242
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.25 - $32.15  
   
Overtime
$20.29 - $45.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$745 - $5,106  
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).
)
$31,578 - $74,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 350
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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.

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Experience Affects AutoCAD Designer Salaries



National Average
$47,000



Skills That Affect AutoCAD Designer Salaries



AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Autocad 2000i
up arrow 2%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
0%

Adobe Acrobat
0%

National Average
$47,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

AutoDesk
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 18%
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