$52,244
Avg. Salary
$21.72
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,252

Bonus

$1,800

Profit Sharing

$12,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Autocad Designer is $21.72 per hour.

The average pay for an Autocad Designer is $52,244 per year.

$14.99
10%
$21.72
50%
$33.28
90%
MEDIAN $21.72
$37k
10%
$52k
50%
$83k
90%
MEDIAN $52,244
$36,651 - $82,763
$37K
$52K
$83K
MEDIAN: $52,244
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$14.99 - $33.28
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$0$82K
Salary $36,651 - $82,763
Bonus $51.82 - $5,114
Profit Sharing $48.48 - $6,332
Commission $2,043 - $34,255
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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$33,561 - $78,965
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 806
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $14.99 - $33.28
Hourly Tips $12.60
Overtime $22.52 - $49.03
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $51.82 - $5,114
Commission $2,043 - $34,255
Profit Sharing $48.48 - $6,332
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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$33,561 - $78,965
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,103

Job Description for AutoCAD Designer

AutoCAD designer use software programs to create 2D and 3D drawings, which are widely used in the construction and manufacturing industries. Examples of organizations that employ AutoCAD designers range from construction firms to traditional manufacturing companies to firms operating in the energy industry, among others. A typical day of an AutoCAD designer may vary depending on project requirements. Some typical tasks performed by these professionals include meeting with team members to discuss project needs, creating design drafts and reviewing them with relevant personnel, and updating designs based on team feedback. They also use their knowledge of design to provide information and feedback to team members.

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AutoCAD Designer Tasks
  • Develop accurate layouts, assembly drawings and details.
  • Take direction from engineers and executives to research drawings, catalogs and sketches to develop detailed dimensioned AutoCAD drawings.
  • Research and obtain standards and codes required by client to develop plans.
  • Review engineering drawings prior to the release.

Common Career Paths for AutoCAD Designer


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AutoCAD Designers who transition into a Construction Project Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $70K per year. Typical career progression for an AutoCAD Designer involves becoming an Architect or a Senior Mechanical Designer, roles that pay $7K more and $13K more on average.

AutoCAD Designer Job Listings

Popular Skills for AutoCAD Designer


AutoCAD Designers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Project Management, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and AutoDesk. Those familiar with AutoCAD also tend to know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for AutoCAD Designer

Pay by Experience for an AutoCAD Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level AutoCAD Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 386 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An AutoCAD Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 249 salaries. An experienced AutoCAD Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 270 salaries. An AutoCAD Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 169 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

36%

19%

18%

5%

2%

National Average: $50,757

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for AutoCAD Designers, 36 percent above the national average. AutoCAD Designers will also find cushy salaries in Tampa (+23 percent), Houston (+19 percent), San Antonio (+19 percent), and Dallas (+18 percent). Jacksonville is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent. Workers in Chicago and Cincinnati earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 8 percent less, respectively).

AutoCAD Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an AutoCAD Designer?

AutoCAD Designer in Cincinnati:
"Pretty good."
Pros: Small city, easily walkable, nice mom and pop places to eat, events.
Cons: Humidity in summer and dryness in winter.

AutoCAD Designer in Tampa:
"Review of Tampa."
Pros: Plenty of job opportunities at very different companies.
Cons: Commute in the morning isn't too bad depending on where you live; however traffic in the evening is ridiculous.

AutoCAD Designer in Houston:
"I really like to design new things."
Pros: I love to draw, I actually went to college for computer animation when I got out of high school. I like to do calculations and detail work. I enjoy the supervisory position.
Cons: My direct superior is a spineless individual and does little work. The president makes unreasonable demands and then jumps your case when you can't deliver. I'm pretty sure he's not doing things by the law. We have outdated and malfunctioning equipment and getting new stuff is a challenge. I feel I'm underpaid for the workload put on my shoulders and several others feel the same way while the owner and president take very large amounts every week for themselves.

AutoCAD Designer in Raleigh:
Pros: Laid back, freedom, flexibility.
Cons: The pay.

AutoCAD Designer in Flower Mound:
Learn the Key Commands and exactly what they do.

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Key Stats for AutoCAD Designer

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 366 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects AutoCAD Designer Salaries

▲26%

▲13%

National Average
$51,000

▼1%

▼18%

Skills That Affect AutoCAD Designer Salaries





▲1%

National Average
$51,000

Adobe Photoshop
▼1%

Adobe Acrobat
▼2%





Autocad 2000i
▼6%

▼8%


Windows Operating System General Use
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 366 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 22%