Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Hourly Rate

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 203 Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer votes.
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.69 - $32.20  
   
Overtime
$21.52 - $46.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,086  
   
Commission
$6,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,019  
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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$33,170 - $74,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,398

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Job Description for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer

A computer aided design, or CAD, designer's responsibilities revolve around taking blueprints and designs from engineers, and reformatting and representing them in a digital form. Rough product designs, building schematics, or additional product add-ons or modifications are examples of designs and documents that CAD designers are asked to reproduce on computers. In addition to recreating these designs, CAD designers also look over designs to ensure their creator has adhered to safety, quality and efficiency guidelines and other specifications.

The heavy reliance on mechanical engineering for a CAD designer means that an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering is necessary, as is previous experience and knowledge of mechanical engineering technology. Knowledge of current engineering practices are critical for the CAD designer to be able to check the work of others and fix it if necessary. A CAD designer must also have extensive experience with computer science and a deep understanding of technology, including the capability to conduct 2D and 3D rendering and modeling with programs such as SolidWorks.
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Tasks
  • Design two and three-dimensional drawings of products, assemblies, parts and/or buildings.
  • Conduct design layout feasibility studies to solve engineering issues.
  • Incorporate engineering change orders into designs.
  • Select component parts and materials to be used in designs.

Key Stats

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %
Hourly Rate
$14 - $25
Hourly Rate
$14 - $25

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 200 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

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