Entry-Level Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Computer Aided Design Designers come in at around $18.45 per hour on average. Total incomes of Entry-Level Computer Aided Design Designers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $4K from bonuses and close to $4K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $30K and $60K. Making up 79 percent of those who took the survey, male Entry-Level Computer Aided Design Designers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Computer Aided Design Designers is high. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, about one in four claim no health benefits at all. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,750 - $61,994
$31K
$45K
$62K
MEDIAN: $44,555
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$13.80 - $25.19
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$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.23
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$0$61K
Salary $30,750 - $61,994
Bonus $0.00 - $4,144
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,894
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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$29,887 - $60,061
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 256
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $13.80 - $25.19
Overtime $20.17 - $36.86
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,144
Commission $2,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,894
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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$29,887 - $60,061
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 411

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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,365

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

With a pay rate for Entry-Level Computer Aided Design Designers that is 49 percent greater than the national average, Warren offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. 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 the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Milwaukee (14 percent less) and Atlanta (5 percent less).

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
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Salaries

Engineering Design
▲6%

SolidWorks
▲5%

Adobe Illustrator
▲4%

Autodesk Inventor
▲3%

3D Rendering
▲1%

AutoDesk
▲1%

Adobe Photoshop
▲1%

Adobe Acrobat
▲1%




National Average
$41,000

Microsoft Office
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Microsoft Word
▼1%

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 27%
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