Computer-Aided Design Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD CAM) Programmer Salary
Men represent the vast majority of Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing Programmers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $20.55 per hour nationwide. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, nearly one-fifth claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing Programmers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD CAM) programmers use computer programs to design products and parts for manufacturing. CAD CAM programmers may work either alone or on teams to draft and design parts and also provide schematics for parts and measurement and diagramming dimensions, material tolerance, and intricate details for a products. They may have to design full two- or three-dimensional models to offer both main and auxiliary views.Read More...
Those in this position may work on part of a schematic which is then developed further by another team member, or they themselves may complete entire projects from start to finish. They must be proficient in CAD (computer aided design) and CAM (computer aided manufacturing) schematic-drafting programs such as AUTOCAD and Rhinoceros.
Most employers require two-year technical certification/s in these programs, and more competitive positions may require a bachelor's degree in a field such as engineering or computer sciences. CAD CAM programmers can expect to work weekdays [and occasionally weekends] during traditional business hours; however, demanding projects may require working some overtime or irregular hours. These programmers generally work indoors with a computer and drafting equipment, while some work in manufacturing spaces, as well.
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Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $44K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $44K on average. Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing Programmers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $53K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $52K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.
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