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

A Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operator earns an average wage of $16.20 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operator Total Pay (?
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$28,161 - $62,332
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $37,876
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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operator Total Pay (?
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$11.33 - $24.14
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,161 - $62,332  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,506  
Profit Sharing
$14.74 - $4,069  
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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$24,667 - $59,637  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 201
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $24.14  
   
Overtime
$12.08 - $32.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,506  
   
Profit Sharing
$14.74 - $4,069  
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).
)
$24,667 - $59,637  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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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.

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

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

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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$36,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
20%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 23%
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