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.

$39,292 - $63,757
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$64K
MEDIAN: $54,044
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$14.16 - $28.42
(Median)
$14
$21
$28
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,292 - $63,757  
   
Bonus
$202.73 - $5,051  
Profit Sharing
$1,548  
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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$31,669 - $70,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.16 - $28.42  
   
Overtime
$19.58 - $41.75  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$202.73 - $5,051  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,548  
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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$31,669 - $70,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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Job Description for Computer-Aided Design Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD CAM) Programmer

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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Computer-Aided Design Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD CAM) Programmer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


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.

Computer-Aided Design Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD CAM) Programmer Reviews

What is it like working as a Computer-Aided Design Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD CAM) Programmer?

Computer-Aided Design Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD CAM) Programmer in San Jose:
"Fun."
Pros: I like sitting down and working with sheet metal parts and how they are formed and how they are made through the shop.
Cons: Gets Slow sometimes.

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Experience Affects Computer-Aided Design Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD CAM) Programmer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Computer-Aided Design Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD CAM) Programmer Salaries

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National Average
$47,000

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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