A Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager earns an average salary of $61,685 per year.Pay goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced. A skill in Autocad Civil 3D is associated with high pay for this job.
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager Total Pay (?
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$44,356 - $91,188
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MEDIAN: $61,685
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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager Total Pay (?
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$16.75 - $33.58
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$44,356 - $91,188  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,610  
Profit Sharing
$824 - $7,146  
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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$40,325 - $88,018  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 794
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.75 - $33.58  
   
Overtime
$21.53 - $49.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,610  
   
Profit Sharing
$824 - $7,146  
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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$40,325 - $88,018  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 794
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Job Description for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager
Computer aided design (CAD) managers are responsible for all aspects of the design and completion of structural drawings. They are ultimately responsible for ensuring that the final design product is safe in accordance with established structural engineering and design standards. CAD managers lead a team of computer aided designers in the creation of construction designs. They establish initial design specifications, then allow the associates to complete the work under their supervision. They instruct draftsmen in proper procedures, as well as ensure specifications are properly sourced and structural standards are met. As managers, they must encourage efficient, accurate work to keep within their departmental budget. CAD managers serve as the primary contact point between the computer aided design team and the project engineers.
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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager Tasks
  • Manage and quality control for engineering databases, documentation, and best practices.
  • Evaluate and choose software updates, additions and improvements for CAD tools.
  • Lead engineering team and provide support to new and current product design and/or drafting.
  • Set benchmarks for project progress by coordinating workflow and balancing workload.
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
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Denver
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Seattle
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Austin
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Los Angeles
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Dallas
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National Average
$60,000
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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager Salaries

National Average
$60,000

Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager Salaries

Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 13%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 2%
National Average
$60,000
AutoCAD
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 168 votes.
Gender
Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
24%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 10%
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