$52,106
Avg. Salary
$21.36
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,210

Bonus

$1,934

Profit Sharing

$4,250

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer is $21.36 per hour.

The average pay for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer is $52,106 per year.

10%
$15.07
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$21.36
50%
$32.54
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MEDIAN $21.36
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$37k
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$80k
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MEDIAN $52,106
$37,442 - $79,785
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MEDIAN: $52,106
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$0$79K
Salary $37,442 - $79,785
Bonus $49.51 - $5,149
Profit Sharing $193 - $6,182
Commission $4,250
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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$33,765 - $76,132
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,259
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $15.07 - $32.54
Overtime $21.86 - $45.87
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $49.51 - $5,149
Commission $4,250
Profit Sharing $193 - $6,182
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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$33,765 - $76,132
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,674

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.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Pay By Employer

$0$107K

$61,080

$47,860

$84,240

$48,769

Common Career Paths for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer


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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer

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: $49,772

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

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 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 Jupiter:
"How many worked in this positiono."
Tru to get a job in your first semester of school. It helps tremendously.

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 Grand Forks:
"Don't quit your day job."
Get your own software, master it, become a consultant, write a book on it.

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
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 570 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Salaries

▲24%

▲10%

▼0%

National Average
$50,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Salaries



National Average
$50,000

SolidWorks
▼2%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼2%






▼6%



▼7%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 570 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 21%