The average rate for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer is $20.80 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$36,328 - $74,788
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $50,083
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$14.75 - $31.70
(Median)
$15
$21
$32
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,328 - $74,788  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,014  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,072  
Commission
$4,250  
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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$32,678 - $73,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 697
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.75 - $31.70  
   
Overtime
$21.73 - $45.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,014  
   
Commission
$4,250  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,072  
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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$32,678 - $73,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 917
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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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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,074

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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 Findlay:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: I am part-time, and have very flexible hours. The company is very Family-oriented, and understanding when I have to stay home with my sick toddler (which seems to be a lot).
Cons: I feel like I sit and do nothing work related most of the time in the last year because there's nothing for me to do. And when I leave after 4 hours, I am always asked if I'm leaving, like there's something to do even though I've asked everybody in the office for work and been denied. It is ALWAYS cold in my office because the dual system was set up incorrectly. I feel like I'm wasting their time/money and MY time/life.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer in Fort Worth:
Pros: Working with fun loving people who challenge me and teach me in a stress free, nonjudgmental environment.
Cons: Waking up early...which is only 7 am....

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

Engineering Design
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Adobe Acrobat
0%

Autodesk Software
0%

National Average
$48,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

SolidWorks
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 3%

3D Rendering
up arrow 3%

AutoDesk
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 239 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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