Average Entry-Level AutoCAD Designer Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level AutoCAD Designer is $17.27.
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $25
$50 - $5,087
Profit Sharing
$763 - $2,948
Total Pay
$28,538 - $54,971

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Job Description for AutoCAD Designer

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 Skills for AutoCAD Designer

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

Pay by Experience Level for AutoCAD Designer

An early career AutoCAD Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $19.26 based on 745 salaries. A mid-career AutoCAD Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.26 based on 384 salaries. An experienced AutoCAD Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.22 based on 497 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $29.

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