An average Computer Aided Design Engineer with AutoCAD skills can expect to take home roughly $49K per year. In the world of Computer Aided Design Engineers with AutoCAD skills, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $15K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $34K and $70K. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 89 percent of Computer Aided Design Engineers with AutoCAD skills are male. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$35,661 - $69,526
(Median)
$36K
$49K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,785
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$13.31 - $30.10
(Median)
$13
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,661 - $69,526  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $14,899  
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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$33,878 - $70,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.31 - $30.10  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.22  
Overtime
$19.73 - $46.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $14,899  
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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$33,878 - $70,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $41K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $48K. For Computer Aided Design Engineers with AutoCAD skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $47K. Computer Aided Design Engineers with AutoCAD skills who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $60K.

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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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