Entry-Level AutoCAD Designer Salary

Entry-Level AutoCAD Designers can expect to earn an average of $19.08 per hour. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level AutoCAD Designers runs from $31K to $62K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level AutoCAD Designers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Entry-Level AutoCAD Designers who answered the questionnnaire. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,476 - $62,446
$31K
$45K
$62K
MEDIAN: $44,588
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$14.03 - $26.97
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$0$62K
Salary $31,476 - $62,446
Bonus $50.87 - $5,076
Profit Sharing $54.81 - $8,170
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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$30,677 - $62,069
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 187
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $14.03 - $26.97
Overtime $21.68 - $37.38
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $50.87 - $5,076
Commission $7,500
Profit Sharing $54.81 - $8,170
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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$30,677 - $62,069
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 308

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,887

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level AutoCAD Designers, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 24 percent above the national average. Entry-Level AutoCAD Designers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+14 percent), Austin (+6 percent), New York (+5 percent), and Chicago (+2 percent). Trailing the national average by 3 percent, Portland is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Key Stats for AutoCAD Designer

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect AutoCAD Designer Salaries

Project Management
▲4%

Microsoft Word
▲2%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▲2%

Engineering Design
▲1%

National Average
$43,000

Microsoft Office
▼1%

Autodesk Software
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼2%

SolidWorks
▼2%

Adobe Acrobat
▼2%

Autodesk Inventor
▼2%

Adobe Photoshop
▼3%

autodesk autocad
▼4%

3D Rendering
▼5%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
▼9%

AutoDesk
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 20%
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