A Senior Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer earns an average wage of $27.44 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are NX Unigraphics and Microsoft Excel.
Senior Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Total Pay (?
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$46,861 - $88,777
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MEDIAN: $63,381
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Senior Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Total Pay (?
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$19.29 - $40.35
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$46,861 - $88,777  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,886  
Profit Sharing
$981 - $7,757  
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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$44,676 - $92,500  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 412
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$19.29 - $40.35  
   
Overtime
$25.68 - $60.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,886  
   
Profit Sharing
$981 - $7,757  
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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$44,676 - $92,500  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 412
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Job Description for Senior Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer
Senior computer aided design (CAD) designers are in charge of creating designs for their organization using specialized computer-based applications; to create these designs, the senior CAD designer uses specific requirements for their project and industry standards. They develop effective designs to resolve engineering issues and create phased development plans for improving existing civil engineering designs. They create CAD drafts that create a clear architectural image for other professionals to follow, provide relevant instructions using their technical expertise, and suggest changes to current drawings. Senior CAD designers must constantly evaluate and provide feedback throughout the design process. Additionally, they may need to order new draft prints and other supplies for their department. One of their main tools include a personal computer capable of running the needed software programs to create complex designs.
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Senior Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Tasks
  • Perform ECA changes to existing drawings as necessary.
  • Draft drawings according to industry standards.
  • Provide support for component selections, specification generations, and vendor communication.
  • Develop detailed designs for integrated systems in coordination with engineers and customer requirements.
  • Draft the engineering Bill of Materials for development projects.
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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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Denver
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Phoenix
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New York
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Detroit
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Austin
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Pittsburgh
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National Average
$64,000
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Experience Affects Senior Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Salaries

National Average
$64,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Salaries

NX Unigraphics
up arrow 19%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 11%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
AutoCAD
up arrow 3%
SolidWorks
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National Average
$64,000
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 1%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
38%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 15%
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