The average hourly pay for an AutoCAD Designer is $22.06.
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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…Read more
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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for AutoCAD Designer
The top respondents for the job title AutoCAD Designer are from the companies Huntington Ingalls Industries, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc and Vishay Intertechnology Incorporated. Reported salaries are highest at Jacobs Engineering Group Inc where the average pay is $33.41. Vishay Intertechnology Incorporated pays the lowest at around $17.72.
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Popular Skills for AutoCAD Designer
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Skills in Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD) and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office and Autodesk AutoCAD.
Pay by Experience Level for AutoCAD Designer
An entry-level AutoCAD Designer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.33 based on 94 salaries. An early career AutoCAD Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.34 based on 746 salaries. A mid-career AutoCAD Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.33 based on 384 salaries. An experienced AutoCAD Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.26 based on 498 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $29.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with AutoCAD Designer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 33.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (29.1% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (13.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (7.8% less).
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