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

A Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager earns an average salary of $61,880 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Microstation and Autocad Civil 3D.
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager Salary (?
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$45,115 - $92,064
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MEDIAN: $61,880
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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager Salary (?
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$16.43 - $34.13
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$45,115 - $92,064  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,065  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $7,302  
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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$40,720 - $88,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 480
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.43 - $34.13  
   
Overtime
$18.66 - $49.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,065  
   
Profit Sharing
$900 - $7,302  
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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$40,720 - $88,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 249
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager

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

Pay Difference By Location

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Atlanta
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$61,000
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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager Salaries

Microstation
up arrow 17%
Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 16%
Project Management
up arrow 3%
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 2%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 2%
SolidWorks
up arrow 2%
National Average
$61,000
Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 1%
AutoCAD
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 167 votes.

Gender

Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
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
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 11%