Entry-Level AutoCAD Designer Salary

The average Entry-Level AutoCAD Designer earns approximately $18.69 per hour. Total cash earnings of Entry-Level AutoCAD Designers range from $30K on the low end to $62K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $10K, respectively. Men account for the majority of Entry-Level AutoCAD Designers who responded to the questionnaire — 69 percent to be exact. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by over one-half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,105 - $61,808
$30K
$42K
$62K
MEDIAN: $42,228
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$13.84 - $27.22
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$27
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,105 - $61,808  
   
Bonus
$49.78 - $4,962  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,787  
Commission
$7,500  
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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$30,064 - $62,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 136
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.84 - $27.22  
   
Overtime
$20.86 - $38.37  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$49.78 - $4,962  
   
Commission
$7,500  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,787  
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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$30,064 - $62,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 250

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,652

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level AutoCAD Designers that is 27 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level AutoCAD Designers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+18 percent), Austin (+9 percent), New York (+8 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent).

Key Stats for AutoCAD Designer

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
19%
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Skills That Affect AutoCAD Designer Salaries

Project Management
▲7%

Microsoft Word
▲5%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▲5%

Engineering Design
▲4%

Microsoft Office
▲2%

Autodesk Software
▲2%

Microsoft Excel
▲1%

SolidWorks
▲1%

Adobe Acrobat
▲1%

Autodesk Inventor
▲1%

Adobe Photoshop
▼0%

National Average
$42,000

autodesk autocad
▼1%

3D Rendering
▼2%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
▼6%

AutoDesk
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 22%