Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer Salary

Median pay for Computer Aided Design Engineers in the United States is around $55K annually. In the world of Computer Aided Design Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $34K and $96K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $8K and $13K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,334 - $101,427
(Median)
$38K
$55K
$100K
MEDIAN: $55,444
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50%
90%

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$13.39 - $31.39
(Median)
$13
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,334 - $101,427  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,946  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,500  
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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$34,197 - $96,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 316
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.39 - $31.39  
   
Overtime
$20.27 - $46.12  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,946  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,500  
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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$34,197 - $96,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161
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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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Popular Skills for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer


Survey results imply that Computer Aided Design Engineers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with NX Unigraphics, CATIA, and Pro/Engineer are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 35 percent, 28 percent, and 25 percent, respectively. Those listing AutoDesk as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in AutoCAD tend to be well versed in 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.


Computer Aided Design Engineers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $48K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $52K. Computer Aided Design Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $58K. Computer Aided Design Engineers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $69K.

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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer Salaries



National Average
$53,000



Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer Salaries

NX Unigraphics
up arrow 35%

CATIA
up arrow 28%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 25%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

National Average
$53,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%






Autocad 2000i
up arrow 11%

up arrow 13%

Autodesk Inventor
up arrow 21%

AutoDesk
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 17%
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