AutoCAD Operator Salary

The average rate for an AutoCAD Operator is $17.49 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. A skill in Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d is associated with high pay for this job.

$26,631 - $68,442
$27K
$41K
$68K
MEDIAN: $40,600
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50%
90%

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$13.39 - $27.16
$13
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $17.49
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$26,631 - $68,442  
   
Bonus
$250.00 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$28,674 - $63,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.39 - $27.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.50  
Overtime
$20.15 - $40.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$250.00 - $5,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$28,674 - $63,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 153

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Job Description for AutoCAD Operator

AutoCAD operators are responsible for designing and drafting computer-aided design (CAD) drawings, meeting all project specifications and formatting to company standards. They must follow all project schedules and due dates, as well as work closely with the AutoCAD manager, project managers, and project engineers to ensure that the design is accurate and that contract responsibilities are met. Additionally, AutoCAD operators modify existing drawings and recommend changes based on their experience and knowledge of the project.

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AutoCAD Operator Tasks

  • Provide detailed design drawings to support construction and infrastructure projects.
  • Check tolerances, dimensions, and fabrication feasibility of designs and work with engineers to resolve problems.
  • Document designs and provide associated drawings that meet project specifications.

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Pay by Experience Level for AutoCAD Operator

Pay by Experience for an AutoCAD Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level AutoCAD Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 109 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An AutoCAD Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 46 salaries. An experienced AutoCAD Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 55 salaries. An AutoCAD Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 20 salaries.

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Key Stats for AutoCAD Operator

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects AutoCAD Operator Salaries

▲43%

▲22%

▲8%

National Average
$39,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect AutoCAD Operator Salaries

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▲40%


autodesk autocad
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$39,000

▼2%

Adobe Photoshop
▼14%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 35%