Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operator Salary

An average Computer Aided Design Operator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $16.82 per hour. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. The vast majority (80 percent) of Computer Aided Design Operators who answered the questionnaire are male. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,048 - $64,404

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$11.74 - $24.31

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,048 - $64,404  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,250  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,800  
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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$25,603 - $59,825  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $24.31  
   
Overtime
$12.82 - $35.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,250  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,800  
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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$25,603 - $59,825  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 190
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Job Description for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operator

  • Document designs and provide associated drawings that meet project specifications.
  • Check tolerances, dimensions, and fabrication feasibility of designs and work with engineers to resolve problems.
  • Provide detailed design drawings to support construction and infrastructure projects.

Common Career Paths for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operator


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As Computer Aided Design Operators transition into upper-level roles such as Computer Aided Design Designer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Computer Aided Design Designers earn $47K on average per year.

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Survey takers who work as Computer Aided Design Operators usually report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know SolidWorks can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 29 percent above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operator

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


For Computer Aided Design Operators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $35K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $39K. Computer Aided Design Operators bring in $45K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $51K on average.

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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operator Salaries

SolidWorks
up arrow 29%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

National Average
$37,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 19%
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