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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager Salary

The average salary for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager is $62,245 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Microstation and Autocad Civil 3D.
$45,675 - $92,787
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MEDIAN: $62,244
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$16.49 - $34.37
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$45,675 - $92,787  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $6,500  
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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$41,378 - $90,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 495
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.49 - $34.37  
   
Overtime
$18.18 - $50.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$900 - $6,500  
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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$41,378 - $90,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 240
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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.

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Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager Salaries



National Average
$61,000



Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager Salaries

Microstation
up arrow 18%

Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 15%


Project Management
up arrow 3%

SolidWorks
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$61,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 163 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 12%