A Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer earns an average wage of $20.16 per hour.Rate goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced. A skill in Engineering Design is associated with high pay for this job.
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Total Pay (?
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$33,460 - $73,564
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MEDIAN: $48,935
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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Total Pay (?
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$14.10 - $30.48
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,460 - $73,564  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,984  
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $4,321  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,397  
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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$31,348 - $72,327  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,248
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.10 - $30.48  
   
Overtime
$19.93 - $44.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,984  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,397  
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $4,321  
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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$31,348 - $72,327  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,248
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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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$47,000
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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Reviews

What is it like working as a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer?
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
$47,000

Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Salaries

SolidWorks
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National Average
$47,000
AutoCAD
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Adobe Acrobat
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 460 votes.
Gender
Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 18%
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