Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer Salary (United States)

A Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer earns an average salary of $52,092 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Pro/Engineer and CATIA. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer Total Pay (?
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$36,098 - $93,722
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MEDIAN: $52,091
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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer Total Pay (?
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$13.29 - $29.68
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$36,098 - $93,722  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,961  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $8,319  
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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$33,028 - $83,771  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 659
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.29 - $29.68  
   
Overtime
$19.91 - $43.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,961  
   
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $8,319  
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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$33,028 - $83,771  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 659
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer

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

Pay Difference By Location

Austin
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San Diego
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National Average
$50,000
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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer Salaries

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 27%
CATIA
up arrow 12%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 3%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%
Project Management
up arrow 1%
Engineering Design
0%
Autocad 2000i
0%
National Average
$50,000
SolidWorks
up arrow 2%
up arrow 9%
AutoDesk
up arrow 17%
Autodesk Inventor
up arrow 18%

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
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 14%
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