AutoCAD Designer Salary

An AutoCAD Designer earns an average wage of $21.36 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
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$36,014 - $85,022
$36K
$52K
$85K
MEDIAN: $51,646
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50%
90%

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$15.06 - $33.01
$15
$22
$33
MEDIAN: $21.73
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$0$85K
Salary $36,014 - $85,022
Bonus $0.00 - $5,123
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,046
Commission $12,000
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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$34,013 - $79,851
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 473
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $15.06 - $33.01
Overtime $22.64 - $49.21
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,123
Commission $12,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,046
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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$34,013 - $79,851
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 660

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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.

Common Career Paths for AutoCAD Designer


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Popular Skills for AutoCAD Designer

Pay by Experience Level for AutoCAD Designer

Pay by Experience for an AutoCAD Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level AutoCAD Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 386 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An AutoCAD Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 249 salaries. An experienced AutoCAD Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 270 salaries. An AutoCAD Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 169 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,766

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AutoCAD Designer Reviews

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

AutoCAD Designer in Tampa:
"Review of Tampa."
Pros: Plenty of job opportunities at very different companies.
Cons: Commute in the morning isn't too bad depending on where you live; however traffic in the evening is ridiculous.

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.

AutoCAD Designer in Raleigh:
Pros: Laid back, freedom, flexibility.
Cons: The pay.

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Key Stats for AutoCAD Designer

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 214 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects AutoCAD Designer Salaries

▲26%

▲13%

National Average
$51,000

▼1%

▼18%

Skills That Affect AutoCAD Designer Salaries





▲1%

National Average
$51,000

Adobe Photoshop
▼1%

Adobe Acrobat
▼2%





Autocad 2000i
▼6%

▼8%


Windows Operating System General Use
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 214 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 20%
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