Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Salary

A Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer earns an average wage of $20.66 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Microstation is associated with high pay for this job.

$34,537 - $74,271
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$74K
MEDIAN: $49,567
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$14.54 - $32.32
(Median)
$15
$21
$32
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,537 - $74,271  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,079  
Profit Sharing
$193.36 - $4,897  
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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$32,130 - $73,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $32.32  
   
Overtime
$20.74 - $45.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,079  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.36 - $4,897  
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).
)
$32,130 - $73,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,507
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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.

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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Tasks

  • Incorporate engineering change orders into designs.
  • Select component parts and materials to be used in designs.
  • Design two and three-dimensional drawings of products, assemblies, parts and/or buildings.
  • Conduct design layout feasibility studies to solve engineering issues.

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What is it like working as a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer?

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer in Houston:
"Work is flexible, relaxed atmosphere, low to no stress."
Pros: Everything! I have a relaxing job that requires me to advance my experience on many levels.
Cons: Not being able to yet work from home.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer in Jasper:
Pros: I enjoy working with the people and I enjoy the work.
Cons: I feel like I do work that makes my time worth more than what I'm being paid.

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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Salaries



Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$48,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

SolidWorks
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

3D Rendering
up arrow 4%






Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 554 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 18%
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