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Average Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Salary in Canada

C$51,368
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$1,008
Bonus
C$712
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The average salary for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer in Canada is C$51,368.
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CA$39k
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CA$51k
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CA$73k
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C$39k - C$73k
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C$310 - C$4k
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C$515 - C$3k
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What Do Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designers Do?

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Tasks
  • Design two and three-dimensional drawings of products, assemblies, parts and/or buildings.
  • Conduct design layout feasibility studies to solve engineering issues.
  • Incorporate engineering change orders into designs.
  • Select component parts and materials to be used in designs.

Job Satisfaction for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer

3.6 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designers?

Skills in Computer Aided Design (CAD) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SolidWorks, Microsoft Office, Engineering Design and Autodesk AutoCAD.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designers?

An entry-level Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$42,316 based on 13 salaries. An early career Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$47,453 based on 131 salaries. A mid-career Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$56,757 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$62,650 based on 53 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$60,000.
Employees with Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer in their job title in Vancouver, British Columbia earn an average of 16.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (9.6% more) and Winnipeg, Manitoba (1.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Kitchener, Ontario (11.2% less), London, Ontario (6.7% less) and Toronto, Ontario (5.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 267 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.9%
Early Career
49.1%
Mid Career
17.6%
Experienced
19.9%
Late Career
8.6%