Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer in Chicago, Illinois Salary

A Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average wage of $22.70 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$29,590 - $74,297
$30K
$45K
$74K
MEDIAN: $44,962
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50%
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$15.66 - $35.57
$16
$21
$36
MEDIAN: $20.82
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$0$74K
Salary $29,590 - $74,297
Bonus $252 - $5,662
Profit Sharing $17,500
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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$30,000 - $73,942
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 23
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $15.66 - $35.57
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $252 - $5,662
Profit Sharing $17,500
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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$30,000 - $73,942
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

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.

About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working in Chicago?

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer in Chicago:
"Very diverse."
Pros: Costo of living is not too high and commute is easy.
Cons: Traffic.

Key Stats for Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Salaries

Experienced
▲29%

Mid-Career
▲21%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Computer Aided Design (CAD) Designer Salaries

SolidWorks
▲3%

National Average
$46,000

AutoCAD
▼7%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼8%

autodesk autocad
▼11%

Microsoft Office
▼14%

Engineering Design
▼15%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼15%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 15%