A Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer earns an average salary of $52,024 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer Total Pay (?
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$36,022 - $85,517
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MEDIAN: $52,023
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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer Total Pay (?
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$13.54 - $30.13
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,022 - $85,517  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,760  
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $6,234  
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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$32,484 - $80,246  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 756
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.54 - $30.13  
   
Overtime
$20.04 - $42.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,760  
   
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $6,234  
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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$32,484 - $80,246  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 756
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Job Description for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer
Computer aided design (CAD) engineers are responsible for creating technical design drawings using specialized software. They are in charge of effectively conducting field surveys. They review and integrate requests into the computer-generated designs, and they must follow company policies and industry procedures when incorporating technical specifications into master files. The CAD engineer's expertise helps them decide if a project is feasible and helps to avoid future issues when recreating the design in real life. They develop design flows, back up files to prevent data loss, review tools, and select specific software for design functionality.
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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer Tasks
  • Development and maintain a drawing numbering system and contractor revisions.
  • Maintain, update, catalogue, and back up drawing files.
  • Configure CAD environment infrastructure and automation development.
  • Produce and estimate final design specifications and costs.
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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer Salaries

National Average
$49,000

Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
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National Average
$49,000
SolidWorks
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 15%
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