An AutoCAD Designer earns an average wage of $21.10 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
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$34,240 - $85,085
$34K
$50K
$85K
MEDIAN: $50,273
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50%
90%

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$14.77 - $32.59
$15
$21
$33
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$34,240 - $85,085  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,064  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,954  
Commission
$11,000  
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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$32,521 - $78,694  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 331
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.77 - $32.59  
   
Overtime
$21.94 - $46.89  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,064  
   
Commission
$11,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,954  
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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$32,521 - $78,694  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 500

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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

  • 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.
  • Research and obtain standards and codes required by client to develop plans.
  • Review engineering drawings prior to the release.

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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

National Average: $49,279

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AutoCAD Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an AutoCAD Designer?

AutoCAD Designer in Houston:
"Pool Design insight."
Pros: Insight into the lives of ordinary people, and how they think, react and interact with me on bringing their creative vision to life.
Cons: The pay.

AutoCAD Designer in Houston:
"I really like to design new things."
Pros: I love to draw, I actually went to college for computer animation when I got out of high school. I like to do calculations and detail work. I enjoy the supervisory position.
Cons: My direct superior is a spineless individual and does little work. The president makes unreasonable demands and then jumps your case when you can't deliver. I'm pretty sure he's not doing things by the law. We have outdated and malfunctioning equipment and getting new stuff is a challenge. I feel I'm underpaid for the workload put on my shoulders and several others feel the same way while the owner and president take very large amounts every week for themselves.

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Key Stats for AutoCAD Designer

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects AutoCAD Designer Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect AutoCAD Designer Salaries





Adobe Acrobat
0%

3D Rendering
0%

National Average
$49,000





Autocad 2000i
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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