Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager Salary

A Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager earns an average salary of $63,217 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Engineering Design, Autocad Civil 3D, and Microstation.

$45,628 - $94,546
(Median)
$46K
$63K
$95K
MEDIAN: $63,216
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$17.70 - $35.08
(Median)
$18
$25
$35
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$45,628 - $94,546  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,729  
Profit Sharing
$817 - $6,851  
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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$43,467 - $92,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 520
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.70 - $35.08  
   
Overtime
$24.49 - $50.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,729  
   
Profit Sharing
$817 - $6,851  
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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$43,467 - $92,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 260
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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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,921

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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager Salaries



National Average
$62,000



Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager Salaries


Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 11%

Microstation
up arrow 10%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
0%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$62,000

SolidWorks
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 3%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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