AutoCAD Operator Salary (United States)

An AutoCAD Operator earns an average wage of $16.12 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office.
AutoCAD Operator Salary (?
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$29,717 - $56,765
(Median)
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35K
42K
50K
57K
MEDIAN: $42,157
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AutoCAD Operator Salary (?
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$10.41 - $24.98
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,717 - $56,765  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,626  
Profit Sharing
$807 - $2,035  
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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$24,593 - $56,184  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.41 - $24.98  
   
Overtime
$10.07 - $39.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,626  
   
Profit Sharing
$807 - $2,035  
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).
)
$24,593 - $56,184  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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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
  • Document designs and provide associated drawings that meet project specifications.
  • Check tolerances, dimensions, and fabrication feasibility of designs and work with engineers to resolve problems.
  • Provide detailed design drawings to support construction and infrastructure projects.

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Pay by Experience Level for AutoCAD Operator

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Experience Affects AutoCAD Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%
Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$38,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect AutoCAD Operator Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 14%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 13%
up arrow 6%
National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
25%
female alumni
 
Male
75%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 28%
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