Computer Aided Design Engineers in the United States take home approximately $59K per year on average. Total cash earnings of Computer Aided Design Engineers range from $36K on the low end to $99K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $15K, respectively. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Computer Aided Design Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$39,272 - $101,264
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MEDIAN: $59,202
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$14.69 - $33.07
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,272 - $101,264  
   
Bonus
$29.59 - $10,256  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,795  
Total Pay (?
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$35,781 - $98,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.69 - $33.07  
   
Overtime
$20.03 - $49.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$29.59 - $10,256  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,795  
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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$35,781 - $98,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 93

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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

  • Configure CAD environment infrastructure and automation development.
  • Produce and estimate final design specifications and costs.
  • Development and maintain a drawing numbering system and contractor revisions.
  • Maintain, update, catalogue, and back up drawing files.

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Popular Skills for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer


Computer Aided Design Engineers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in CATIA, Project Management, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 18 percent. Those listing AutoDesk as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. autodesk autocad and AutoCAD also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know AutoCAD also know Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and SolidWorks.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $48K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $61K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $63K. Computer Aided Design Engineers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $72K.

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Key Stats for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
035
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer Salaries




National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer Salaries

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Project Management
up arrow 8%




Autodesk Software
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National Average
$56,000





Autocad 2000i
up arrow 15%

Autodesk Inventor
up arrow 15%

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AutoDesk
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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