Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Salary

The average rate for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer is $20.84 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$36,577 - $76,643
$37K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,194
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$14.84 - $32.36
$15
$21
$32
MEDIAN: $20.67
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$0$76K
Salary $36,577 - $76,643
Bonus $0.00 - $4,998
Profit Sharing $100.00 - $5,024
Commission $2,000
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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$32,597 - $75,278
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 589
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $14.84 - $32.36
Overtime $21.54 - $44.46
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,998
Commission $2,000
Profit Sharing $100.00 - $5,024
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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$32,597 - $75,278
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 792

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Job Description for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer

A computer aided design, or CAD, designer's responsibilities revolve around taking blueprints and designs from engineers, and reformatting and representing them in a digital form. Rough product designs, building schematics, or additional product add-ons or modifications are examples of designs and documents that CAD designers are asked to reproduce on computers. In addition to recreating these designs, CAD designers also look over designs to ensure their creator has adhered to safety, quality and efficiency guidelines and other specifications.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer

Pay by Experience for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 660 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Aided Design (CAD) 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 354 salaries. An experienced Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 420 salaries. A Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 244 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,577

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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer?

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer in Findlay:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: I am part-time, and have very flexible hours. The company is very Family-oriented, and understanding when I have to stay home with my sick toddler (which seems to be a lot).
Cons: I feel like I sit and do nothing work related most of the time in the last year because there's nothing for me to do. And when I leave after 4 hours, I am always asked if I'm leaving, like there's something to do even though I've asked everybody in the office for work and been denied. It is ALWAYS cold in my office because the dual system was set up incorrectly. I feel like I'm wasting their time/money and MY time/life.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer in Dallas:
"Cad design."
Pros: I get to make design decisions and have the opportunity to grow. No micromanagement.
Cons: Some of the people, tends to be clique-ish.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer in Palm Springs:
Pros: Interection with people and design what they want.
Cons: Managing,

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer in Fort Worth:
Pros: Working with fun loving people who challenge me and teach me in a stress free, nonjudgmental environment.
Cons: Waking up early...which is only 7 am....

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer in Houston:
"Work is flexible, relaxed atmosphere, low to no stress."
Pros: Everything! I have a relaxing job that requires me to advance my experience on many levels.
Cons: Not being able to yet work from home.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer in Superior:
"Lar."
Pros: Using my brain.
Cons: Lack of work/pay.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer in Jasper:
Pros: I enjoy working with the people and I enjoy the work.
Cons: I feel like I do work that makes my time worth more than what I'm being paid.

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Key Stats for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 263 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Salaries

▲27%

▲13%

▲2%

National Average
$49,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Salaries



SolidWorks
▼0%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼0%

National Average
$49,000







▼4%

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 263 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 23%
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