Entry-Level Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Salary

Entry-Level Computer Aided Design Designers can expect to earn an average of $18.39 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $4K and $4K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Computer Aided Design Designers can bottom out near $30K or peak near $60K depending on individual performance. Most Entry-Level Computer Aided Design Designers report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, about a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Entry-Level Computer Aided Design Designers who answered the questionnnaire. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,791 - $61,723
$33K
$45K
$62K
MEDIAN: $44,737
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$13.82 - $25.42
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$25
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$0$61K
Salary $32,791 - $61,723
Bonus $0.00 - $4,317
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,710
Commission $2,000
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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$30,277 - $60,064
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 266
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $13.82 - $25.42
Overtime $20.53 - $36.82
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,317
Commission $2,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,710
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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$30,277 - $60,064
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 393

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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,030

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Computer Aided Design Designers, busy Warren offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 48 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Computer Aided Design Designers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+20 percent), New York (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), and Minneapolis (+11 percent). Irvine is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent. Employers in Milwaukee and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer in Newburgh:
"How dead end it was."
Do something else.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer in Jupiter:
"How many worked in this positiono."
Tru to get a job in your first semester of school. It helps tremendously.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer in Grand Forks:
"Don't quit your day job."
Get your own software, master it, become a consultant, write a book on it.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer in Lafayette:
"Experience & Practice."
Look over someone's shoulder, pick their brains, watch how and ask why they do things. Be a sponge.

Key Stats for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Salaries

Engineering Design
▲5%

SolidWorks
▲3%

Adobe Illustrator
▲2%

Autodesk Inventor
▲2%

Adobe Acrobat
▼0%

National Average
$42,000

3D Rendering
▼1%

AutoDesk
▼1%

Adobe Photoshop
▼1%




Microsoft Excel
▼2%

Microsoft Word
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼3%

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 25%
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