The average salary for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager is $64,468 per year. A skill in Engineering Design is associated with high pay for this job.

$44,881 - $94,968
(Median)
$45K
$64K
$95K
MEDIAN: $64,468
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$17.88 - $35.45
(Median)
$18
$26
$35
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$44,881 - $94,968  
   
Bonus
$486.23 - $9,978  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,195  
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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$44,007 - $93,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 316
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.88 - $35.45  
   
Overtime
$26.31 - $51.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$486.23 - $9,978  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,195  
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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$44,007 - $93,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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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: $62,820

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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager Salaries



National Average
$63,000



Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager Salaries


Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 10%

Autodesk Inventor
up arrow 8%


Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
up arrow 5%

Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$63,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

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

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 3%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 4%

SolidWorks
up arrow 4%

AutoCAD
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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