Average Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Hourly Pay

$21.86
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$1,474
Bonus
$4,000
Commission
$1,962
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The average hourly pay for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer is $21.86.
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$21.86
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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

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Popular Employer Salaries for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer

The top respondents for the job title Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer are from the companies Belcan Corporation, Aecom Corporation and Flow-Rite Controls. Reported salaries are highest at Jacobs Engineering Group Inc where the average pay is $40.50. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Aecom Corporation and Stantec, earning around $33.97 and $27.69, respectively. Sani-matic pays the lowest at around $17.85. Kpff Consulting Engineers, Inc. and Belcan Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $20.00 and $20.20, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designers?

Skills in Autodesk AutoCAD, Computer Aided Design (CAD), 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 Office.

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 $17.08 based on 90 salaries. An early career Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.43 based on 955 salaries. A mid-career Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.90 based on 520 salaries. An experienced Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.15 based on 520 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $29.
Employees with Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 28.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (27.9% more) and San Diego, California (25.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Grand Rapids, Michigan (3.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,539 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.5%
Early Career
37.6%
Mid Career
20.5%
Experienced
20.5%
Late Career
17.9%